Author Archives: Jean Cross

About Jean Cross

I am fifty-eight, Irish, living in the rural county of Mayo and I write lesbian fiction and adventures for teenagers with strong girl characters.

Votes For Women!

It had been a rallying cry for decades. Through marches, beatings, prison, hunger-strikes, force-feeding, even death in the case of  Emily Davison.  Through derision, punishment, hate and slander that cry rang out.  At meetings, outside parliament, on the streets, on the doorstep, wherever people gathered, the suffragettes were there and the cry was always the same, simple utterance, Votes for Women! Continue reading

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It’s Raining

It’s raining.  It’s been raining for hours, all day in fact. Now, at going on three thirty on a December afternoon the grey light we had all day is starting to fade.  Everything is saturated. The ground is sodden.  There … Continue reading

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Armistice Day

The eleventh day of the eleventh month.  Armistice Day.   The day the guns fell silent on the western front in 1918.  Ten million soldiers and seven million civilians dead. Slaughter, on an industrial scale.  The world had never seen anything like … Continue reading

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A Cautionary Tale for Cats

A Wild Cat And Me by Jean Cross   It all started with the crows who lit upon my tree and gave full voice to discord and cawed incessantly. I watched them hop all o’er the top as twig bent … Continue reading

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Testing… Testing…

Thursday,  14 September 2017. Feeling a bit like a monkey with a typewriter at the moment.  I have been feeling my way around this new site in an effort to make something of it.  So far I have found out … Continue reading

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