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My stories have been read 109125 times and 132 of my stories have been cherry picked.
338 of my 2,709 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 348 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)

 

 

 

My stories

Cherry

Castle Pillock 13

Does a hostess really have to attend her own party?
Cherry

The Girl With Colitis Goes By

We’ve all got them, those song lyrics corrupted somewhere between our ears and our brain cells

The Net Caster (Part Twenty-Seven)

'You needed someone you could manipulate,' I said. 'You just had to be given the right job,' said Hamish.

Lustrum (IP) (With apologies to Robert Harris)

It is, or should be, a truth universally acknowledged that a world run by David Attenborough and Mary Beard would be a sane and civilised place and a much better bet than we have at the moment

The Net Caster (Part Twenty-Six)

'It's government,' said Madam. 'They choose what they will and won't tell the governed. And in this case, they are completely and utterly right.'

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338 of my comments have received 348 Great Feedback votes

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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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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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A beautiful piece of nature

Posted on Sun, 27 Jan 2019

A beautiful piece of nature writing that suggests new ways of thinking about strength.  This is our lovely Facebook and Twitter Pick of the Day.  Please do share/retweet if you enjoy it too.

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Posted in Tree Speaks

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Now had another read through.

Posted on Tue, 22 Jan 2019

Now had another read through.  What comes out very strongly is your passion for and immersion in this world.  The reader has no doubt that you are completely familiar with the setting and the characters, and this is a strength - nothing worse...

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Posted in The Life of Okkun Resteravi - Part One

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 I don't think anyone saw the

Posted on Thu, 17 Jan 2019

 I don't think anyone saw the current mess coming, however they voted! Your point is very interesting - yes, I wonder what words and ideas will be common currency among us in a few years time. Twenty years ago the only ones who tweeted were birds...

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Posted in Brexit.

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Completely the right thing to

Posted on Wed, 16 Jan 2019

Completely the right thing to do.  I do hope the owner is evenutally reunited with their property.

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Posted in The Training Day.

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