I have 266 stories published in
6 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 521692 times and 101 of my stories have been cherry picked.
60 of my 3,166 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 61 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.
60 of my comments have received 61 Great Feedback votes
Posted on Sat, 27 Jan 2018
Thank you for the read and the cement. I mean comment. It is amazing how few words are needed to get the bare bones of a story. Unfortunately, I have a problem with brevity because I always seem to take the view why use ...Read full comment
Posted in A Disturbing Sleep!
Posted on Mon, 20 Jan 2014
You always write such lovely accessible poetry but this one is special. It conveyed to me all the colours of autumn, the smell and the beauty of what for me is my favourite season..
'slammed shut' prepares us for the 'rot' of...Read full comment
Posted in As Autumn Leaves
Posted on Sun, 28 Oct 2018
This extract is a wonderful piece of writing and you and your Mum made the right decision. Well done to you. I hope my girls will act when my Parkinson's becomes too difficult for me. I don't want to end my days in a...Read full comment
Posted in Gift: A Son's Story (short extract 3)
Yes, it doesn't surprise me
Posted on Fri, 12 Oct 2018
Yes, it doesn't surprise me that you are good at alliteration. You are a true poet. You see and cleverly express what you see which helps me no end. I think I just don't have a poetic soul but that doesn't mean I can't enjoy the work of people...Read full comment
Posted in Autumn Splash
Posted on Sun, 14 Oct 2018
This sewing box sounds like it could be mine. I got five out of a hundred for needlework when I was at school. The teacher wrote in my report, 'Seems uninterested.' You, however, have made this poem very interesting. ...Read full comment
Posted in Thimbles