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I have 75 stories published in 7 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 54195 times and 91 of my stories have been cherry picked.
230 of my 1,951 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 233 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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My stories

Cherry

The Net Caster (Part Fifteen)

There was nothing soft about the woman sitting at the table. And how did she know my mother?
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.

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230 of my comments have received 233 Great Feedback votes

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I'm hoping this is part of

Posted on Tue, 22 Aug 2017

I'm hoping this is part of something longer, because I found it very frustrating that it ends there!  Characters are nicely set up and we really want to know how this situation is going to pan out.

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Posted in Driving to Nowhere

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So much to absorb and think

Posted on Sun, 20 Aug 2017

So much to absorb and think about in this, Elsie.  I've read it several times, and it poses a lot of questions.  I do hope your dad's funeral was what you wanted it to be.  The bit about more contact with the family made me smile - all sorts of...

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Posted in Outcomes of my Dad's recent Funeral in London

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Lovely stuff.  The bit where

Posted on Fri, 18 Aug 2017

Lovely stuff.  The bit where they come in and you want to hear all about it and they just say 'OK' because they're starving  - that really made me smile.  Always in their own time.  The reassurance of everything being as it should be, after a day...

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Posted in first day in senior school

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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...

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Posted in Jack Mutant - Which Way is Down (part 6)

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A lovely, quiet meditation on

Posted on Tue, 08 Aug 2017

A lovely, quiet meditation on the turning of the year.  I really enjoyed reading this - and it was informative too!  

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Posted in Autumn Leaves

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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...

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Posted in Lucidity in Disguise

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I am so sorry to hear about

Posted on Mon, 01 May 2017

I am so sorry to hear about your Dad, Elsie.  This is such a lovely piece, I'm so glad we had the chance to share his memories.  Love to you and your family. x

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Posted in Shlamek

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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...

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Posted in Enough

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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...

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Posted in Marblebay- Chapter One

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Well done on your own 300. 

Posted on Tue, 25 Jul 2017

Well done on your own 300.  Here's to the next 300.

Brilliant story.  I had a smile at 'unburdened by burger' - yes, you're an artist.

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Posted in 300 A perfect Example

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