I have 266 stories published in
6 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 403394 times and 101 of my stories have been cherry picked.
60 of my 3,240 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
This is a fantastic piece
Posted on Tue, 10 Jun 2014
This is a fantastic piece that expresses your anger at the double standards so ruthlessly applied to women. No, not even women, just girls who have been raped and are therefore blameless. I think all religions are divisive because all teach...Read full comment
Posted in Crime and Punishment
Posted on Tue, 27 May 2014
Another great poem from you. Your poems always make me think They are so subtle and I love mulling over the way your words are chosen and arranged as with the last line of each stanza turning the previous lines on their head...Read full comment
Posted in A Glass of Water
Posted on Tue, 08 Apr 2014
This is great. I don't know how I missed it. You have summed up the daily frustrations so well. Checkouts can be the very devil. I don't know if it was you who told me of a person with Parkinson's who was getting some...Read full comment
Posted in When Barry Met Larry
Posted on Wed, 19 Mar 2014
I thought this was a really clever take on a serious subject. Witty yet thought provoking and I thought the use of repetition was effective as it brought the reader sharply back to the problem just in case they were lured into...Read full comment
Posted in Out of the Mouths of Babes
Posted on Sun, 16 Mar 2014
I too love the humour in this and also think the photo is great. Sixty four eh! Well it's only a number and as I've often said before it's a well known medical fact that the more birthdays one has the longer one lives.
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Posted in NOW I'M SIXTY-FOUR
Posted on Sat, 01 Mar 2014
This one I especially liked because as a childl I used to go hop picking and i loved it providing no one expected me to pick. I just loved mooching about on the farm as we lived in London.
I love rhyming poetry too...Read full comment
Posted in Southville Hop (I.P.)
Posted on Tue, 25 Feb 2014
I think this is a poem that speaks of longing for maternal love that is perhaps only realised when the mother is the one in need. But as mothers we ha v e to muddle through as best we can. We get no training and we often...Read full comment
Posted in Your Mother Yourself