I have 74 stories published in
7 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 47577 times and 88 of my stories have been cherry picked.
216 of my 1,800 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 219 votes
My ghost story 'The Light Left' (under the name Jane Ayrie) can be found in the anthology 'Cold Iron', published by Iron Press:: https://tinyurl.com/yardmpqs
A short piece of science fiction, 'Madness Not To' (under the name Jane Roberts) is on the Terra 2 website here: :https://yorkstjohnterratwo.com/portfolio/madness-not-to-by-jane-roberts/
My ABC blog, including life at Castle Pillock, is here: https://www.abctales.com/blogs/airyfairy There are also some previous Castle Pillock episodes in the named collection below.
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216 of my comments have received 219 Great Feedback votes
Really like the way the
Posted on Sun, 13 Aug 2017
Really like the way the relationship between Jack and his dad is so complex - Jack is happy his dad is happier - and more likeable - but sad that he doesn't see him so much. The dad is a very interesting character. Some of the dialogue in the...Read full comment
Posted in Jack Mutant - Which Way is Down (part 6)
Some interesting ideas,
Posted on Fri, 04 Aug 2017
Some interesting ideas, especially those about cultural deja vu. It does need a bit of proof-reading - at first I thought the typos in the para beginning 'Occasionally, the living of...' might be deliberate, as part of the dislocation, but they...Read full comment
Posted in Lucidity in Disguise
So much truth in this. The
Posted on Fri, 28 Jul 2017
So much truth in this. The incomplete ending is often the hardest to accept - as you say, not knowing the crime, not getting any answers. The last stanza really hits home, recognizable to anyone who has been in a similar situation. Thank you...Read full comment
Posted in Enough
You capture the odd, surreal
Posted on Thu, 27 Jul 2017
You capture the odd, surreal nature of a dream very well in the first part of this story. I like the flashes of humour as well. Personally I'm not a fan of 'it was all a dream' endings - although, again, there are some nice touches of humour...Read full comment
Posted in Marblebay- Chapter One
Enjoyed reading this. I was
Posted on Fri, 21 Jul 2017
Enjoyed reading this. I was bored by science and maths at school, but then as I got older I realised how much I'd missed. I wasn't so bothered about the answers, I just wanted to understand the questions. A couple of years ago I took evening...Read full comment
Posted in Prior to embracing Ambiguity
Hi, good to see you back on
Posted on Sun, 23 Jul 2017
Hi, good to see you back on the site! I have lots of sympathy with this. I have not yet reached the level of resisting all upgrades, but I do tend only to replace if it breaks. Perhaps indeed it is an age and experience thing - the only thing...Read full comment
Posted in I’m not upgrading
Hello! Welcome to ABC Tales
Posted on Fri, 21 Jul 2017
Hello! Welcome to ABC Tales - lovely to have you here.
I like reworkings of fairy tales. They always lend themselves to reinterpretation and I enjoyed your poem. I'm no poetry critic either, so I can only offer a personal point of view...Read full comment
Posted in The Brave Little Tailor