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I have 125 stories published in 9 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 46012 times and 47 of my stories have been cherry picked.
109 of my 566 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 118 votes

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JoAnne Stefanizzi


My stories

On Halloweeen Night

Cauldrons of trouble Toil and bubble Moon casting spells In wishing wells Silhouette of gnat Tail of black cat Wings of a bat In a magician’s hat...

"Where have we gone?"

Mask on mask off Battle lines drawn Where only Consideration should dwell Etiquette found In Webster’s Now defunct Empathy as rare As clovers of four...

"Limited Vision"

Magic shimmers on the edge of periphery Tantalizing humans with its sparkle Teasing wishful thoughts Never to be granted Frolicking fairies Moonbeams...

"Magic for a Day or 24 Hours of Trouble" (A Magical Fantasy) Chapter 2

When the sunshine filtered through the Venetian blinds and across his room Joey woke up. His first thought was, "could it really be a day of magic?"...

"Magic for a Day or 24 hours of Trouble" (Children's Fantasy)

The Florida beach was populated with late summer vacationers who had rented houses near the seashore, and eight year old Joey Steven’s family was one...


109 of my comments have received 118 Great Feedback votes

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Wow! Keansburg, NJ- Your

Posted on Fri, 27 Sep 2019

Wow! Keansburg, NJ- Your story brought me there too and since I've also been there, it was extra special fun for me to visit it again in your words. If I remember correctly, from the boardwalk you could see the Manhattan skyline and the...

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Posted in Life and Death Under the Hudson

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The sounds at night are

Posted on Wed, 08 Jul 2020

The sounds at night are amplified by mostly silent streets here and you've captured perfectly all of those sounds. The distant train whistle, the rainwater plinking in puddles and dropping from drenched leaves...the lone dog barking- I could walk...

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Posted in Caesura

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The language is harsh,

Posted on Tue, 07 Jul 2020

The language is harsh, unpolished but I think so is the character you've created, a true curmudgeon. In this context, the rough tone and attitude works- it is defiantly defensive as his life has not been all he'd have liked.  I enjoyed the read...

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Posted in Not too Much to Ask

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I love these Craven Danger

Posted on Thu, 09 Apr 2020

I love these Craven Danger stories. I've posted a link on my facebook page to give my friends and family a little humour in their day too. I truly hope you publish these stories in a book. they are all gems - and the world sure could use some...

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Posted in The Coffee Pot on the Corner - A Craven Danger Mystery

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‘Doily old’ struck a chord

Posted on Mon, 02 Sep 2019

‘Doily old’ struck a chord for me; I can remember houses of older relatives I'd visited when I was a child that had these on sofa arms and entry tables.

I really enjoyed reading your story, partly because New York was my playground too so...

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Posted in A Rambling Remembrance

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Thank you. When I received

Posted on Fri, 03 May 2019

Thank you. When I received 1944 as the random year, it was all I could think of, the batlle where a realtive of mine died on Christmas Eve. I thought it so sad that he had died on that day, not that death on any other day would have been less sad...

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Posted in 1944 (12miles south of Spa Belgium)

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Don't apologize, They were

Posted on Sun, 21 Apr 2019

They were arrogant little jerks and I believe you have every right to be shouty - as a matter of fact -shout it from a mountain top - it reaches more ears that way-

Your story drew me in and, being a woman, infuriated me at the lack of...

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Posted in Throwing Stones

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Thank you, the cherries are

Posted on Fri, 14 Oct 2016

Thank you, the cherries are lovely. Let's hope for more chances to write on these lovely pages here on ABCtales....

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Posted in No Place like it Anywhere!

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Lovely meandering through

Posted on Mon, 07 Sep 2020

Lovely meandering through better days- no cell phones, video game distractions - loved the crackling fire and stories being read to interested children- the milkman in the morning the winter's banketing snow and muffled sounds. All beautifully...

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Posted in Bygone Times

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A Lovely odd to your love.

Posted on Sun, 30 Aug 2020

A Lovely odd to your love.

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Posted in Right Before My Eyes