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I have 98 stories published in 8 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 93927 times and 129 of my stories have been cherry picked.
319 of my 2,603 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 328 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)

 

 

 

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My Mother And I Agree On Something

I lost my Mum last month. She was a funny and wise woman, and I wrote this last year after a conversation during which, for once, we really did agree on something.
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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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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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319 of my comments have received 328 Great Feedback votes

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This struck a real chord with

Posted on Mon, 08 Apr 2019

This struck a real chord with me, having last year moved on from our old family home, the kids having done likewise some time ago.  I kept telling myself how daft it was to love bricks and mortar so much, especially when not all the memories were...

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Posted in Rock Me In My Cradle

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Probably not, to be honest,

Posted on Mon, 18 Mar 2019

Probably not, to be honest, but I'm glad this story had a happy ending!

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Posted in Galaxy Part Four.

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What a lovely and original

Posted on Sun, 17 Mar 2019

What a lovely and original idea! A simple, beautiful and precious thing.

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Posted in All Washed Up

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This thoughtful and

Posted on Wed, 20 Feb 2019

This thoughtful and beautifully judged story is our Facebook and Twitter Pick of the Day!  Please do share/retweet if you enjoy it too.  

Picture:  Wikimedia Commons

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Posted in La Femme d'argent

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This is our Poem of the Week

Posted on Mon, 11 Feb 2019

This is our Poem of the Week - congratulations!

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Posted in driverless

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Congratulations - wonderfully

Posted on Tue, 29 Jan 2019

Congratulations - wonderfully written.  The description of Brooksy as a breakable glass animal is beautiful and effective and a sad precursor.  You've caught so well that thing that happens, when music at the time doesn't do a lot for you, and...

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Posted in Brooksy

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I'm absolutely melting with

Posted on Tue, 29 Jan 2019

I'm absolutely melting with these two.  I just want to build a wall round them and keep the world away.  Possibly my favourite line is 'he ginned as if he'd given birth to her' - tells you so much about him, and what he wants, and his feelings...

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Posted in Angel 11 (Edinburgh)

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Well spotted!  I don't know

Posted on Mon, 28 Jan 2019

Well spotted!  I don't know where the trainers came from.  She's far too sensible to wear trainers in the snow.  She's now changed into appropriate footwear.

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Posted in Walk In The Park With Snow (Part 1 of 2)

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Good ending, racheting up the

Posted on Tue, 29 Jan 2019

Good ending, racheting up the tension even more.  I am very interested to see how these characters will develop - keeping multiple characters going is hard work!  Do keep on with this, looking forward to seeing more.

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Posted in The Cave Chapter 3

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Very glad to see you posting

Posted on Tue, 29 Jan 2019

Very glad to see you posting here again.  Totally caught up in this from the first sentence.  The rhythm and the structure convey the narrator's state of mind, hopes, despairs, in partnership with the words themselves.  Skilfully done, so that...

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Posted in The Casino Payphone (Part 1)

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