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I have 287 stories published in 18 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 101833 times and 65 of my stories have been cherry picked.
6 of my 229 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 6 votes

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Pab Roberts

My stories

Along a Road

I drive along an early morning road, a busy dual Acheron that snakes quickly into town. Ahead, a black bin bag. No, it's possiblity something more...

The Greatest Feast Day of them All

‘And he’s going to have his first Christmas. I don’t know if I should get him something, or something by proxy for James and Marie, since Adam might...

Sleigh Ride

From Innerleithen to Crieff, You'll be gaspin for breith. Sneezin an freezin Your chatterin teeth Till that mug of hot wine That thaws you beneath...


Ah wis born intae the great McCluck family business, only for ma mum, Pecky-Sue, tae die when ah wis fourteen year old. A young age tae fledge. Ah've...

The Jump

'As if!! You do it...' She looks me in the eyes, falling gracefully away from the edge of the pier. I'm left, heart beating like a fledgling; waiting...


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