I have 1025 stories published in
4 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 1447011 times and 554 of my stories have been cherry picked.
313 of my 4,741 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 328 votes
I have been a member of ABCtales since 2003.
I have published five collections of poems: ‘Idle Thoughts’; ‘Reflections’; 'Cherry Ripe''; 'Poetry on Tap' and 'Cherry on Top' plus 'Guns and Dolls' – a short book containing three short stories – and three novelettes 'Jessica World', 'An Enquiring Mind' and 'A Life's Journey'
Digital versions of these can be found at Smashwords. and other distributors like Kobo and Barnes and Noble.
I was a member of Writers Group and indie publishers I*D Books based in Shotton, Flintshire until they ceased activity.
My work has been featured in various magazines and anthologies.
A regular contributor to ABCtales.com I also contributed to the websites Poetry24 and UKAuthors.co.uk. I was ‘Writer of the Month’ on the latter in December 2005.
313 of my comments have received 328 Great Feedback votes
I have just finished reading
Posted on Tue, 31 Oct 2023
I have just finished reading all six parts of your story and found them absolutely fascinating and funny. The writing is brilliant; one can be deceived by the humour and fail to detect the shrewd and deep observations of human emotions.
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Posted in Parcel for you....Part 6
You make writing about nature
Posted on Tue, 25 Jan 2022
You make writing about nature appear so natural that I am tempted to say li is 'second nature to you.
I believe that your descriptions of walks and climbs over the Welsh Hills are unparalleled. This is another fine example.
Luigi x...Read full comment
Dear Jenny, this week's I
Posted on Thu, 30 Sep 2021
Dear Jenny, this week's I inspiration Point has proved to be so popular that it has produced three Picks of the Day - one of which is yours - in addition to many other cherries.
I congratulate you for regaling us with a fine poem worthy of...
Posted in Stone Loach
Nicely assembled thoughts,
Posted on Thu, 18 Mar 2021
Nicely assembled thoughts, Rhiannon. Keen gardeners would certainly welcome with renewed enthusiasm the sight of flora regeneration after the dreadful weather we've had of late.
PS Is there a line missing by any chance? Line...Read full comment
Posted in Contrast focussing thought
You have made the writing of
Posted on Sun, 06 Sep 2020
You have made the writing of nature and the elements - and related symbolism - your speciality, Rachel, and you do it superbly. This poem is no exception.
I have only a small query; shouldn't this line " the way the sea is always taking...
Posted in The Death of a Star
I tried that dear Nicky but
Posted on Sat, 27 Jun 2020
I tried that dear Nicky but somehow, after a wash, some seemed to acquire a different shade of black.
I know how you feel about wearing odd articles of wear. It can happen with shoes too. I have two black pairs which are almost identical...
Posted in The Case Of The Disappearing Sock
I have ceased to be surprised
Posted on Sun, 26 Apr 2020
I have ceased to be surprised by the quality of your poetry, Rachel, which never disappoints. What fascinates me is the regularity of your input. I'd like to know if you write them spontaneously, on the spot so to speak, or whether you ponder on...Read full comment
Posted in The Trouble With Breathing