J. A. Stapleton

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I have 88 stories published in 16 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 25698 times and 16 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 is currently developing his first full-length novel - To Live and Die. 

© J. A. Stapleton 2018
I do not claim to own any of the images used nor am I making any money from this or them, each have been sourced from Wikimedia Commons. No copyright intended.

My stories

Through War & Adversity - Chapter 3 - Part II

The man’s index finger curled gingerly around the trigger and tugged on it once.

Through War & Adversity - Chapter 3 - Part I

The Gestapo man took the 9mm Walther P08 out of his pocket. He screwed a silencer fitted for a Luger (the manufacturers made no difference) to the muzzle’s front end, and flicked the safety catch down, and waited for some courage, courage to kill this woman.

Through War & Adversity - Chapter 2

When Adelise Gèroux finished packing her life into a single tattered suitcase she walked out onto the third-floor balcony of her boarding house to take in the evening air.


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