I have 247 stories published in
6 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 133991 times and 91 of my stories have been cherry picked.
43 of my 3,078 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 45 votes
I used to have a profile, but it disappeared so I am writing this to bring things up to date. First off, I love this site so much it has made such a difference to my life. Now, if I write something and I post it to ABC it will get read by someone and if it's any way decent then it can get read by quite a number of people. I feel my writing has improved and that is, in the main, because of the help I have received from quite a few people on here. I don't feel qualified to give in depth feedback although I try to help with the more obvious errors, but I mainly like to encourage people as I feel that is the best way for me to give something back .
The other reason I feel indebted to this site is the comments people have made about my work has increased my confidence no end. Before, I would never show anything I had written to anyone other than my husband and his response was always, 'Yes dear, very good.'
So thank you ABC Tales and thank you to all the people who have commented on what I, laughingly, call, my work.
43 of my comments have received 45 Great Feedback votes
Posted on Mon, 23 Dec 2013
Now what are we to think? Brother Michael...at this point in the story he is such an ambiguous character. On the one hand he seems to be everyone's friend but then there is that quiet voice that is so quiet he has to come up...Read full comment
Posted in Daniel 18: Brother Michael
Scratch, I knew I would get
Posted on Fri, 29 Nov 2013
Scratch, I knew I would get here eventually. How well you planted the seeds for this one in the last one. I am in awe. You are wratcheting up the tension surrrounding Daniel so carefully and so restrained. Now we have Jake's motives to...Read full comment
Posted in Daniel 13: Group
Posted on Thu, 16 Jul 2015
This is such a lovely expression of your feelings for your kitten. I found it very moving so much so that it made me cry. There are so many lines in this that touched me deeply partly because my Lincoln is lying beside me now. I...Read full comment
Posted in Willow
Posted on Wed, 15 Jul 2015
I have just read this and I can so empathise with you about the loneliness. I remember how I felt when I was in pain and told by a not unkind nurse that everything would be alright I would soon get used to wearing a wee bag...Read full comment
Posted in A Lonely Place
Posted on Thu, 09 Jul 2015
This is another significant poem to add to your collection. Beautiful but tragic. Still you manage to write so well and if the poem concerns your daughter I am always struck by the wistful longing that lies just beneath the...Read full comment
Posted in Sweet Daughter Mine
Posted on Tue, 02 Jun 2015
Vera is right when she speaks of the sensory and emotional experience. I sometimes think the emotional impact is often forgotten by the nursing staff. I haven't had an MRI scan, but I did have a brain scan and like insert they...Read full comment
Posted in Panic Button
Posted on Mon, 12 May 2014
just re-read this poem and its lost none of its power. it is quite simply the best of any new war poem i've read and could easily sit alongside siegfried sassoon and wilfred owen.but they actually experienced the horror. you are...Read full comment
Posted in Battle Cries
Posted on Mon, 20 Oct 2014
You are an amazing writer. I think this is the first prose piece of yours that I've read and i agree with whoever said it had a poetic feel and rhythm about it. But I agree with Scratch too don't give up writing poems. They are...Read full comment
Posted in All the Ghosts of Us