I have 81 stories published in
one collection on the site.
My stories have been read 31442 times and 94 of my stories have been cherry picked.
33 of my 384 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 39 votes
Care worker, writer, memester, autist, dissenter.
I like people who not only think outside the box, but reshape the box into something else!
I've been writing since I was 10. It's my sanctuary - though the structure often needs maintenance. Over the last twenty or so years, I've won some writing prizes (nothing major) for short fiction, poetry and playwriting. In 2013, I published my first novel, 'In the Day'. Looking at it now, I can see all sorts of things I would change - but I suppose that shows progress. I also have a collection of short fiction, 'Still Life', available for Kindle.
In 2015, at the grand age of 56, I was finally diagnosed with Autistic Spectrum Condition (Asperger's). I live alone with my cat, Daisy, and lots of books.
33 of my comments have received 39 Great Feedback votes
Paths have become a bit of an
Posted on Mon, 25 Feb 2019
Paths have become a bit of an obsession with me lately! Parallel universes, etc. I wrote a novel once (unpublished) about a man who dies and in the 'afterlife' is offered the chance to see what would have become of his life if he had made...Read full comment
Posted in The Love of the Loveless (Chapter 2) (3)
As you rightly say, the
Posted on Sat, 01 Dec 2018
As you rightly say, the pressures on the young nowadays are enormous. The advent of social media and smart phone technology have created more problems than they've solved - especially for young people. One of my niece's boys was getting...Read full comment
Posted in When Death Comes Too Soon
Thanks, Jack - just caught up
Posted on Fri, 16 Nov 2018
Thanks, Jack - just caught up with all your comments. Thanks for them all.
Your mentor is right, and I'm sure you'll like the story. The whole book is pretty much perfect. Sherwood Anderson's Winesburg, Ohio is another such. ...Read full comment
Posted in Gift: A Son's Story (The Night Before)
I can't stop laughing. I
Posted on Mon, 12 Nov 2018
I can't stop laughing. I couldn't help imagining colleagues at work (the boss is okay) I could happily do this to. This is a brilliant piece of writing. I love your sense of humour, Jane.
'The man’s white, flascidious buttocks...Read full comment
Posted in Autopsy of a Boss
Thanks, Jack. Yeah... there
Posted on Sat, 10 Nov 2018
Thanks, Jack. Yeah... there are lots of misconceptions about Asperger's, even among trained people in the field. Lacking empathy, emotionally cold, etc. People struggle with Aspies for lots of reasons - principally because they don't follow...Read full comment
Posted in Gift: A Son's Story (Push)
Thanks all for your
Posted on Sun, 28 Oct 2018
Thanks all for your encouraging comments. Much of the book is composed of episodes, divided into chapters and parts. The first section leads up to the illness, the second is about mum's brief recovery and those months we spent together. ...Read full comment
Posted in Gift: A Son's Story (short extract 3)
Enjoyed this. I know that
Posted on Sun, 14 Oct 2018
Enjoyed this. I know that feeling. Arrivals are often a disappointment.Read full comment
Posted on Sat, 06 Oct 2018
Indeed, I could have added.... had I not been a member of ABCTales... had I not first heard about the site from a friend... had I not started writing in the first place......Read full comment