J. A. Stapleton

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I have 103 stories published in 17 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 49585 times and 18 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. 

© J. A. Stapleton 2021

 
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

The Want - The Instructor

December 1942 - Central Division Shooting Gallery. Officer Jake Lacey learns a lesson in humility from a weapon's master: in order to overcome one's fears, one must first learn to trust himself.

The Patrolman (2) - Chapter I: The Patrolman (Part IV)

Second draft of first completed novel - The Patrolman. "Three bullets had passed cleanly through the door."

The Patrolman (2) - Chapter I: The Patrolman (Part III)

Second draft of first completed novel - The Patrolman. "He had the distinct impression that this had all happened before and that it would all happen again."

The Patrolman (2) - Chapter I: The Patrolman (Part II)

Second draft of completed first novel - The Patrolman. "The confrontation seemed to last just a few seconds."

The Patrolman (2) - Chapter I: The Patrolman (Part I)

Second draft of completed first novel - The Patrolman. "At exactly 10:00 a.m., when the woman stopped to catch her breath, there was a thundering in her ears."

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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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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