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I have 282 stories published in 18 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 97290 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


la biblioteca d'angolo

At the age of nine, my world revolved around books. I had not yet gotten into hard science fiction or whimsical fantasy; I liked Westerns, I liked...

In the midst of it all

Your hands plunge beneath suds, with the tap plunging rinse waters amongst it all. You held me as I cried, the washing-up sidelined. Now, with my...

Sweet talk

She hands me the twist of cloth, filled with sugar. 'Granny Robertson has a sweetie for you, Sally.' I take the gift, and she hers. We suck between...


Like the ocean, her chat crashes Over my head and waves to signal Occasionally in case I have not followed Her chat like pebbles in the rip Are...

Rod and Staff

Who shepherds the Lord when he runs astray, Loses his shit in waters turbulent? Rules pertaining to mortals don’t apply: The Rod and Staff of...


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