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I have 250 stories published in 16 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 60767 times and 54 of my stories have been cherry picked.
6 of my 203 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 6 votes

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Pab Roberts

My stories

A Lament

Weep The volatile ocean! Let all know: When you arrived on our shore Your champion boat, Unswerving of rudder, Brought us into harbour; Securely we...

Sky 'scape

I paint skyscapes. I always start by washing the canvas in blue. Land comes next, flat beach or moor; there's amazing variety within such simplicity...

Crackle and Hum

Febrile, this heat. A grass hut, my workplace. Tied like a cauldron over the charcoals. Droning flies fill the air: 'Can I help you?' 'Thanks for...

A Life of Cryin' - part 1

It was an early wish of mine to bring entertainment to the streets. Growing up in the city of Dundee, this was both a need sore-lacking, and a...

He Used to Carry me on his Shoulders High

Hello, my name is Peter. This is my eulogy to my dad; the word ‘Eulogy’ being from the Greek for ‘Good Truth – words that praise’. For he was a...


6 of my comments have received 6 Great Feedback votes

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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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Results in...

Posted on Tue, 24 Apr 2018

I checked: they do.

Caries on.

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Posted in Hamstergate (Part 3)

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Posted on Tue, 24 Apr 2018

I know this is a rough draft, but are fruit flies likely to feast on foetid coney flesh?

Really enjoying this tale so far.

[Time flies like an arrow / fruit flies like a banana]

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Posted in Hamstergate (Part 3)

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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