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I have 969 stories published in 25 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 430207 times and 227 of my stories have been cherry picked.
32 of my 869 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 35 votes

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My stories

Men: A Nightmare

We got out of the house yesterday, trading a nap for a public dream. The public dream turned out to be a film called Men , directed by Alex Garland...

Public and Private Dreams

If dreams are private movies than movies are public dreams. Once upon a time, the movie industry filled Americans with dreams. Before teevee,...

Four Unforgettable Windows

4) The Hollies singing "look through any window". 3) James Stewart looking through the Rear Window and catching Raymond Burr. 2) Holden Caulfield...

Krell apologizes for Jezebel

In the midst of the outraged silence, Thornton Krell grabbed the microphone and tried to explain "When Barton Toddler delivered his rendition of "to...

Further Defenestration Details (The Story of Eustrokus)

Eustrokus loved his life as a eunich. He had a great voice. He could come and go within all of the harems within the worship of Baal. He was involved...


32 of my comments have received 35 Great Feedback votes

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just below the surface

Posted on Mon, 03 Aug 2020

in the darkness where falling to greater depth is flying. We are only fearsome at the surface where we misunderstand and are misunderstood simultaneously.

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Posted in Sea Monsters

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Reminders of unconditional love

Posted on Mon, 20 Jul 2020

bring us courage every time that we connect with them.  A beautiful, heart felt poem that will touch the heart of all readers.

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Posted in "Anna's Blanket"

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simply irresistible

Posted on Thu, 21 Sep 2017

a few clean up notes

get rid of a couple "littles"

clarify this sentence" The look, in her mind’s eye, that right now made her want to her jump right back on one and go home"

seek alternatives to the word "seem" ( appear,...

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Posted in Wrinkles

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Cancer stories

Posted on Tue, 05 Apr 2022

are good to share. I went public during my bout with prostate and that's how I found ABC tales in the first place. Keep sharing and I'll keep caring.

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Posted in Janus Look 6

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excellent advice Tom

Posted on Sat, 19 Mar 2022

My books are basically love stories to my wife. I'll give you the link to the latest one,


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Posted in Romance

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Hey Drew

Posted on Fri, 10 Dec 2021

What a Wondeful imagination. I've been thinking about the word "imagination" lately and how it comes in various flavors. Imagicnation and Imaginaction. This piece has all three going. Bravo

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Posted in Schrodinger’s Dog part 1

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so skillfully realized

Posted on Thu, 17 Jun 2021

I admire/envy the meticulous rendering of your imagination. The care you take in construction and grammar makes this story that much more spellbinding and engaging. Bravo, Penny..Bravoe. And Hipswell is downright Dickensian.

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Posted in "Willow's Tail" 11

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Posted on Mon, 17 May 2021

When we are children life is full of new sensations and I'm afraid that we grow more insensitive and jaded as we age and begin to take the world for granted. Beautifully written.

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Posted in Bobby-Joe-George

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Posted on Thu, 07 Jan 2021

A leader does what nobody else is doing...that's why they're leaders.


Once again I could go on and on with dates and quotes and stats to defend my point of view but what's the point? I've never hated Trump and still don't. As a...

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Posted in Loser, Loser, Loser

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Posted on Sat, 01 Aug 2020

is a key to imagination. Imagination is a key to creativty. Creativity is a key to inspiration. Thank you for this imaginative, creative, inspiring piece.

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Posted in To my imaginary child