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My stories have been read 63482 times and 104 of my stories have been cherry picked.
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A couple of my pieces can be found elsewhere,

A ghost story, 'The Light Left' is in the anthology 'Cold Iron', published by Iron Press::

A short piece of science fiction, 'Madness Not To' is on the Terra 2 website here: :

My ABC blog, including life at Castle Pillock, is here:   There are also some previous Castle Pillock episodes in the named collection below.

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My stories


The Net Caster (Part Twenty-One)

'I've got nothing left to lose,' I told him. 'You haven't asked about your sister,' he said.

The Net Caster (Part Twenty)

Face to face with the man I had been searching for, the man I grew up with, the man who betrayed me. The man who was either dead or had never existed.

The Net Caster (Part Nineteen)

Living on my home world disturbs me. Spider webs disturb me though I've never seen a spider. We learn to live with disturbance, with always being disturbed

The Net Caster (Part Eighteen)

Not all blight survivors survive intact. 'You kept me drugged for a week?'
Gold cherry

Castle Pillock 11

Castle Pillock is in training.


240 of my comments have received 243 Great Feedback votes

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I really liked the structure

Posted on Fri, 06 Oct 2017

I really liked the structure and flow of this, Rhiannon.  It reads very well. There are some bizarre interpretations of all sorts of things out there.  Whatever one's own particular religious views, some of the conspiracy and end-of-world...

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This is going really well. 

Posted on Sun, 01 Oct 2017

This is going really well.  You've set up a good set of dilemmas for the future - not only does Stephanie have to deal with Harrison, there's also the problem that Victoria may well not want to go back to her own time!  The only reservation I...

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Posted in "Past or Present" Chapter 9

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Great that this appeared on

Posted on Thu, 28 Sep 2017

Great that this appeared on National Poetry Day - it is a great poem.  I'm doing a course at the moment on 'creative non-fiction' - which turns out to be a lot more complicated than making 'what I did on my holidays' more interesting - and this...

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Posted in Flying Ops

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Our homes really do contain

Posted on Sun, 24 Sep 2017

Our homes really do contain the layers of our lives.  I loved this.  So visual, and also a ghostly feeling of the hidden past.  Great writing.

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Really liked this, Rhiannon. 

Posted on Mon, 18 Sep 2017

Really liked this, Rhiannon.  The rhyming works really well, and parts of it reminded me of riddle poems, which fits in with the idea of the wise owl.  It's a wonderful idea, that we could have a wise and perceptive companion who could keep an...

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It's interesting how poems

Posted on Sun, 17 Sep 2017

It's interesting how poems take different people different ways.  I thought it was very clear, but in a very subtle way.  I think you have to stay true to your vision, especially as it has struck a chord with a number of readers.  That's the...

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I like the way this shows

Posted on Fri, 01 Sep 2017

I like the way this shows that depression invades all the senses.  The description of the grin 'held up with string' is particularly striking and really conveys the mask that people use to disguise the reality.  And of course, as you indicate,...

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Posted in The Dark

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Good to see another chapter

Posted on Tue, 29 Aug 2017

Good to see another chapter of this!  The plot is coming along nicely.  The only reservation I have is that occasionally bits of the modern dialogue seem overwritten eg 'I think he protested that title a little too loudly' - not sure you need '...

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It's whether reading the

Posted on Mon, 28 Aug 2017

It's whether reading the greats makes you despair of ever getting anywhere, or inspires you with an example of what can be achieved.  Tends to depend on the mood of the day.  

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Beautiful imagery, and the

Posted on Wed, 23 Aug 2017

Beautiful imagery, and the lilting rhythm goes so well with the subject matter.

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