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I have 135 stories published in 12 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 67028 times and 20 of my stories have been cherry picked.

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My stories

Gold cherry

Still photographs

Still photographs, reykjavik held within a winter's night, colour the quiet moments of my life with grey light frozen in time. Your footfall follows...


Each note plays and undulates with wordless emotion and ribbons of light. Your dreams are painted in midnight colours across the sea like a dance of...

life stillness

So many vowels, consonants, and words strung together to express thoughts that only emotion bespeaks... Stillness, faces caught in a ghostly moment;


In iceland, the wind carried the drift of morning coffee from your window on pingholstraetti street; the blue of the building melting into the winter sky. The walk up the hill to your door

in conversation

In conversations, your words stand still absorbing syllables at dinner under chandeliers that shed prisms of candlelight upon factory woven threads of linen while waiters serve