J. A. Stapleton

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I have 97 stories published in 16 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 41900 times and 17 of my stories have been cherry picked.
5 of my 80 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 5 votes

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J. A. Stapleton is an English short story writer and screenwriter.  His epistolary short story titled LOYALTY: or, A Boy Born of Two Fathers (published originally on this site) was published in November 2017.  A film review on Darkest Hour was featured in REBEL magazine soon after.  He has recently been recognised and featured in the Albert Sloman Library for his contributions to writing as a University of Essex student.  


He has recently finished his first full-length novel - The Patrolman. 

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My stories

The Patrolman (2) - Prologue

Second draft of completed first novel - The Patrolman. "North Spring ought to be the safest area in L.A."

The Patrolman - #3 White Lights, Bright Sirens (Part II)

The look on her face was of confusion. The look on her face when she saw the gun in his hand was of surprise. The look on her face when he spun it round in the air at Tom Maher was of terror.

The Patrolman - #3 White Lights, Bright Sirens (Part I)

The killer, known within his professional circle as Mr. Slate, moved briskly westward along 7 th Street.

The Patrolman - #2 The Patrolman (Part II)

There was the whip and crack of a gunshot, a windowpane shattering.


5 of my comments have received 5 Great Feedback votes

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This is an good piece.  It

Posted on Mon, 28 May 2018

This is an good piece.  It feels more like Science Fiction to me - what if violence stopped - and that novum is interestingly looked at with the unknown narrator and the second person pronoun.  I would list this as Science Fiction, but if you...

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Posted in World peace

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The rhyme works really well

Posted on Wed, 29 Jul 2015

The rhyme works really well and love the image that is conjured up through the imagery. Really lovely.

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Posted in After a Long Night Alone