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I have 97 stories published in 8 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 88952 times and 126 of my stories have been cherry picked.
296 of my 2,479 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 303 votes

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Short stories published in these anthologies: 

Cold Iron: 21st Century Ghost Stories (The Iron Press) http://www.ironpress.co.uk/books/coldiron.html (as Jane Ayrie);  

Science Fiction for Survival (Valley Press) https://www.valleypressuk.com/book/119/science_fiction_for_survival (as Jane Roberts)

 

 

 

My stories

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The Restructure Roundel

Met up with a former colleague the other day. This is for all those who are now, or ever have been, working in public services.
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Story of the week

Not Quite The Eve Of Destruction (2017 IP)

‘Can’t I have one? Just one little one? I’ve been so good all year…’ ‘No you bloody can’t, and put that Scythe down or I swear to Me I’ll confiscate it for good.'
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Albatross

So I went on this poetry course, and wrote a sonnet to my house. As you do.
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Bob Dylan (IP)

My first and definitely last poetic contribution to ABC Tales.
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Voices (London Competition)

London is inhabited again, in a different way.

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296 of my comments have received 303 Great Feedback votes

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A wonderful rallying cry for

Posted on Sun, 26 Aug 2018

A wonderful rallying cry for those of us amongst the lower orders, and it's our Facebook and Twitter Pick of the Day!  Please do share/retweet if you enjoy it too.  

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Posted in Army of Poets

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Lovely contribution to the IP

Posted on Mon, 20 Aug 2018

Lovely contribution to the IP.  I like the way that 'ticking' at the end reflects 'metronomic' at the start.  Very well thought out.  

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Posted in Time Is Ticking

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Another lovely minature of

Posted on Mon, 20 Aug 2018

Another lovely minature of life.  These short poems are really working, Richard.

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Posted in I WAS BORN

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The joy comes over very

Posted on Sat, 18 Aug 2018

The joy comes over very strongly, Richard.  The simplest of things often provide the strongest of memories, and you have captured that well here.

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Posted in ONCE UPON

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What trousers will Jed wear

Posted on Fri, 17 Aug 2018

What trousers will Jed wear with his yellow shirt?

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Posted in The counting horse problem

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Great start, really looking

Posted on Wed, 15 Aug 2018

Great start, really looking forward to seeing more of this.  Perhaps it's just me, but I wasn't sure about when it's set.  From the language and the descriptions I thought it was firmly in the past but the mention of a phone (not even the more...

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Posted in The Last Case of Dr. Jonah Wexley Abbott (Pt. 1)

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Thank you!  That's something

Posted on Wed, 01 Aug 2018

Thank you!  That's something very special, in this week.  I'm not usually prone to the optimistic or uplifting, but remembering Well-Wisher's lovely, magical stories and poems made me determined to try and emulate some of his gentleness and...

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Posted in Round The Corner (Part One)

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A tantalising glimpse of a

Posted on Wed, 01 Aug 2018

A tantalising glimpse of a wonder, and sometimes that's the best thing to have.

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Posted in I DREAMED ABOUT A GIRL

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Hello!  Welcome To ABC Tales.

Posted on Tue, 31 Jul 2018

Hello!  Welcome To ABC Tales.  

Lots of good stuff in this first chapter.  Some of your descriptions are excellent - I got a real feeling of the snow and the power of the elements, and the stained glass with its mixture of hellish fire and...

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Posted in Survival on the Edge of the Night

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The darting rhythm of this

Posted on Sun, 29 Jul 2018

The darting rhythm of this captures the bird's movement perfectly.  A delightful read.

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Posted in LIFE IS SIMPLE

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