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I have 271 stories published in 18 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 71053 times and 57 of my stories have been cherry picked.
6 of my 214 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 6 votes

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Pab Roberts

My stories

¿Como me hiciste rico?

She picks up the hair from the coverlet, so fine and blonde as to be almost invisible. The bed sheets smoothed as fine as the maids make them, and...

Bon Feu

Twelve seconds to go, mother! The midnight whistle on the express train shrieks. Nine seconds to go, brother! The fuse is lit and the sparks sizzle...

Marzipan Expressway

In 1948, Pablo invented 'Marzipan Expressway', a new form of competitive racing experience that blended many people's favourite thing about Simnel...


Corrugated camel trouser leg, stained in gravy, straining at the waist. I'd love another slice of cake, dear, but I cannot. Drag myself to loo to poo...


Inside memories, ourselves to be Likes, soul scratches, tempts us Worst of all indelible Sauce for the gossips Friends and lovers, unknowable Jokes,...


6 of my comments have received 6 Great Feedback votes

1 Vote

Swashbuckling joy

Posted on Mon, 09 Jul 2018

Thank you for this, it got my inner parrot chirping, 'pieces of Eight!' 

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1 Vote


Posted on Sat, 09 Dec 2017

  • petal, or metal pencil case?
  • A beautiful use of imagery, like the teasing start to a zombie flick
  • fluffy gobs OF sheep's wool
  • I saW you walkin
  • One hand in front OF her
  • Growing loUder


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Posted in The Field

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Feedback (& a few typos)

Posted on Tue, 19 Dec 2017

  • Earl Grey
  • let's face it
  • invariably (unless deliberate as part of character's voice)
  • pre-pubescent? - the character comes across as maybe 14/15 to me (esp. if he's a 3rd year)?
  • Parallelled (british)
  • ...
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Posted in Day 1. Cope Muir High

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typo curmudgeon

Posted on Thu, 27 Jul 2017

Hi,  I am insanely jealous of your skill, for which I compensate with petty typo-spotting:

Decent into madness
Manager of Citadel Theatre - consistent with the capitalisation
Within 48 hours, it would all...

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Posted in Ghosts of the Leith Citadel