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I have 74 stories published in 7 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 47464 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

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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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Cherry

The Net Caster (Part Fourteen)

Perhaps I could just stay here in the four poster bed, lulled by lavender and flowers and the odd bottle of Aphrodite whisky.
Cherry

The Net Caster (Part Thirteen)

Faced with a professional assassin awaiting instructions to kill me, I poured myself several glasses of whisky.
Cherry

The Net Caster (Part Twelve)

A table, a bottle of Aphrodite whisky, and two glasses. The scenario was familiar. Was this really down to dumb luck? '
Cherry

The Net Caster (Part Eleven)

It hardly mattered in which direction I walked. It was only a matter of time. And there was a figure standing at the end of the street.
Cherry

The Net Caster (Part Ten)

The silver dust coated my skin and lips. A haz-bomb. What contaminants was I taking in through my lungs, my skin, the water I drank?

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216 of my comments have received 219 Great Feedback votes

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Fascinating, Jean.  I was

Posted on Tue, 18 Jul 2017

Fascinating, Jean.  I was watching the Proms the other night, Daniel Barenboim conducting a programme of English music, and they played both 'Nimrod' (always reduces me to tears) and 'Pomp and Circumstance'.  The detail in this is wonderful -...

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Posted in Beth Tree and the Elgars 7

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What a lovely story!  Glad

Posted on Sun, 16 Jul 2017

What a lovely story!  Glad that it all worked out in the end.  I love the idea of having that chant as a ring tone.  Currently I have The Beatles' 'Don't Bother Me', which has always seemed appropriate, but you've given me something to think...

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Posted in The Kindness of Kevin

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Hello, welcome to ABC Tales. 

Posted on Mon, 17 Jul 2017

Hello, welcome to ABC Tales.  I enjoyed reading this.  The way you follow the year through is very effective, and I very much liked the last three lines.  I agree with Ewan that the word Ivy sits a little oddly at the end.  Although I'd have got...

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Posted in a sort of green

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And it's also our Story of

Posted on Thu, 13 Jul 2017

And it's also our Story of the Week - Congratulations!

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Posted in What happens near Rome

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Brilliantly funny, painfully

Posted on Thu, 13 Jul 2017

Brilliantly funny, painfully realistic - this is our Facebook and Twitter Pick of the Day!

Picture Credit: http://tinyurl.com/y8kce54x

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Posted in What happens near Rome

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Very funny - and the

Posted on Thu, 13 Jul 2017

Very funny - and the awkwardness is tangible.  Really enjoyed reading this.

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Posted in What happens near Rome

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I loved that last line. 

Posted on Fri, 30 Jun 2017

I loved that last line.  Sometimes there is simply no other way to put it! 

I really like the rhythm of your writing - I see that you're a lyricist and the musicality definitely comes through.

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Posted in Um, Um, Um, Yummy

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This is a lovely piece.  We

Posted on Sat, 03 Jun 2017

This is a lovely piece.  We have been reminded recently of how powerful poetry can be at times of national grief.  I like the way this reads as a declaration of (all kinds of) faith, a credo for getting through terrible times.  Really touches the...

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Posted in Hearts Connect Us

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Loved this.  Poor old Very. 

Posted on Thu, 27 Apr 2017

Loved this.  Poor old Very.  I have this terrible dream, sometimes, where I'm confronted by the population of the future gabbling 'So jus' lit'rally very kinda like y'know' as they drive skewers into my ears.

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Posted in Adverb Angst

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Wonderful use of the words -

Posted on Wed, 26 Apr 2017

Wonderful use of the words - read aloud, the sounds really evoke both the storm and the calm afterwards.

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Posted in Ocean

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