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I'm letting people know about something that might be of interest. If it is they'll come. If it isn't they won't. I wasn't aware that this was a problem. If it is please tell me what bit is the problem. Is it the walk? Is it the fact that it's got my real name? Is it the fact that it's in London? I honestly didn't know it was a problem. Please let me know and I'll avoid transgressing whatever rule I've transgressed. Or better still I'll leave this site altogether.

Jonty? Why is this here?

Hello everyone.

This is just to let you know that I 'll be running a River Walk for £4 on Sat, 21st April 2018 at 13:00. We're meeting at Blackfriars station, north bank entrance.

Best wishes,


Layered cakes are tasty cakes, Jonty :)

And a satisfying moral nugget inside this one.

Not Heavy...Satisfying by BurndtreeBurndtree, 11 Mar 2018 08:35
Love it!
Jonty SternJonty Stern 26 Feb 2018 12:28
in discussion Hidden / Per page discussions » Skyfish

Really enjoyed this.

Love it! by Jonty SternJonty Stern, 26 Feb 2018 12:28
I love it!
Jonty SternJonty Stern 22 Feb 2018 00:34
in discussion Hidden / Per page discussions » RECIPES

That made me laugh out loud!

I love it! by Jonty SternJonty Stern, 22 Feb 2018 00:34

Thanks. Burndtree. I was worried I was straying into slightly heavier territory than I normally do and that people wouldn't like it. Glad you did :)

Thank you :) by Jonty SternJonty Stern, 20 Feb 2018 16:01

I'll not be adding any chapters.

AntagonyAntagony 23 Nov 2017 00:56
in discussion Hidden / Per page discussions » Reap the Whirlwind

I was going to ask why no one had posted a new chapter here but I see you were all waiting for me to post a chapter which I thought I had posted months ago.

by AntagonyAntagony, 23 Nov 2017 00:56


There is a way, though I am unsure yet how to re-add the buttons that you see here to the text boxes in our Write pages. Until then, use "//" at the beginning and endings of the phrase/paragraph/word that you wish to italicize.

And there is not yet a way to mark stories as mature. That feature will be added alongside a Favorites button, and potentially a proper notifications page.

I really only have the two questions, but is there a way to use Italics in the 'Create a Chapter' page? I see the options here in the comments, but not in the chapter page :)
And is there a way to mark stories as mature?

BurndtreeBurndtree 29 Jul 2017 06:03
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Jsimmons17, nice one :)
As a Headline…hmm, interesting idea there.

PRAISE by BurndtreeBurndtree, 29 Jul 2017 06:03

This first chapter is unedited from when I first wrote it very long ago, so it's a little cringe worthy for me, but it's the closest thing I had on hand. It'll get better as I get back into writing it.

Author's Note by EllieLavellanEllieLavellan, 21 Jul 2017 21:29

You've understood me so well. I love your description of the story with its "fun surreal in-between-nesses" :)

Thank you, Burndtree! by Jonty SternJonty Stern, 07 Jul 2017 19:06

Good to read you again, Jonty :)

I liked the fun surreal in-between-nesses.
Mertob's secret other-life, away from the Left and Right, the DUP and Tories.
The magical Isle of what-ifs between Ireland and England. Those two realities.
The space between double walls, where a slim farmgal might play, or a talking wabbit.

This also feels like a great opening chapter, btw, say in the ongoing adventures of Mertob Mub, Ghost Club member in good standing…maybe, huh, maybe?

Now that Labour is in, is Mertob truly out, politically exiled to the wilderness on Jersey?
Whatever might a member of the Ghost Club stumble over there, huh?

I will be watching this here space ;)

PRAISE * FAVED * RECOMMENDED by BurndtreeBurndtree, 07 Jul 2017 00:36

Well, it is a wonderfully weird little story that I'm afraid I didn't exactly grasp. But anyway, I'm glad that you felt like writing, and I look forward to seeing more.

by Jsimmons17Jsimmons17, 04 Jul 2017 04:45

There was a competition for someone to be the Writer in Residence at a place called Talliston. They wanted a story entitled "An Extraordinary Room". This was my entry :) It may not make a lot of sense and I'm sure they'll have plenty of competition from people who offer things which are a lot less surreal than this. One of those is sure to win. But it was great fun for me to write it. There are all sorts of things in there which I have jumbled together: there WAS a girl called Voirrey in the Isle of Man who claimed that a talking mongoose lived in their remote farmhouse in the Isle of Man in the Interwar years of the 20th century. The DUP and the Tories WERE working on cobbling together some sort of political accommodation at the time I wrote this story in 2017. I AM a member of the Ghost Club. I DO have a collection of soft toys including a rabbit called Bunny Form. They all have personalities! Her character DOES involve her being in love with herself… essentially put it all together and it's a story which probably only makes sense to me (and I'm not sure if it even does to me lol!). Essentially if your money is made elsewhere and writing isn't going to earn you anything but is rather a welcome escape from this frenetic world we live in, you can afford to let your imagination run wild and write a story that you yourself actually want to read. In this case - as is often the case - I'm making myself laugh using my own weird sense of humour. If anyone else finds it funny as well or gets anything out of it then that's a plus :) PS some of us at work have taken to creeping up behind each other and saying, "Northern Ireland" to give the other person a jump! And the Isle of Man, Northern Ireland and London are three amazing places that I absolutely love.

Hi Jsimmons! by Jonty SternJonty Stern, 03 Jul 2017 12:21
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