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I have 97 stories published in 8 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 84948 times and 125 of my stories have been cherry picked.
295 of my 2,481 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 302 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

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.'
Cherry

The Net Caster (Part Twenty-Five)

Even the members of the diaspora cannot agree on the best way to save it.
Cherry

The Net Caster (Part Twenty-Four)

I looked at Hamish. Who had replaced the dodgy businessman, the charming, self-serving rogue I had known since childhood, with this stern creature who delivered lectures to the powerful?

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295 of my comments have received 302 Great Feedback votes

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I love these slices of life,

Posted on Fri, 01 Jun 2018

I love these slices of life, they're always so vivid. The sounds and scents come alive and we can see a colour drenched scene as if we're there.

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Posted in El primero de junio

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This dire but funny warning

Posted on Sun, 20 May 2018

This dire but funny warning about the joys or otherwise of the summer fayre season is our Facebook and Twitter Pick of the Day! Please share if you enjoy it too.

Picture: Pixabay Creative Commons

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Posted in 'May I Use Your Bathroom?'

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Lovely vignette, and a

Posted on Tue, 01 May 2018

Lovely vignette, and a thoughtful take on the IP.  There are some very telling descriptions - your opening line really evokes the abundance of flowers in the shop window.  You also capture both Dottie's loneliness and her strengh of character. ...

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Posted in Dottie in the window

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Both parts of this

Posted on Thu, 26 Apr 2018

Both parts of this beautifully written.  The tension for the reader, around whether the 'something hard' is physical or psychological, is excellently maintained.  You have captured the awkwardness and ambivalence that people feel towards both the...

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Posted in Something Hard Inside Him (Part 2)

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That's a wonderful way to

Posted on Wed, 18 Apr 2018

That's a wonderful way to look at things.  Although in my opinion you're a writer, whatever else you may do!  Enjoying our writing, and enjoying sharing it, if we choose, should be the main reason for doing it.  Otherwise there's not a lot of...

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Posted in Serene

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Such a worrying time for you,

Posted on Wed, 04 Apr 2018

Such a worrying time for you, and glad to know that there was nothing too dreadful.  

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Posted in Grace Part Five.

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I'm so glad you found someone

Posted on Mon, 02 Apr 2018

I'm so glad you found someone who would listen to your story and believe you.  You show so well how many abused children feel they must have been 'complicit' in the abuse because of their physical reactions to it.  It can take them a long time,...

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Posted in Grace Part Four.

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Such a sad and courageous

Posted on Sun, 01 Apr 2018

Such a sad and courageous story - what a brave little girl and now a very brave woman.  However hard it is, please do keep going with telling your story.  You're in charge of this story now, not that horrible man.  

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Posted in Grace Part Two.

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Sharp, topical, funny and

Posted on Wed, 28 Mar 2018

Sharp, topical, funny and frightening - this is our Story of the Week!  Congratulations!

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Posted in Wai Peipei Comes Of Age

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And don't forget that there's

Posted on Wed, 28 Mar 2018

And don't forget that there's mini plastic, or whatever it's called, in bottled water.  It's probably in tap water too, but at least you're not paying extra for it.  

Very good piece, Ed.  

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Posted in Wai Peipei Comes Of Age

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