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I have 81 stories published in one collection on the site.
My stories have been read 21745 times and 22 of my stories have been cherry picked.
30 of my 272 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 34 votes

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JoAnne Stefanizzi


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"The Trouble with Magical Beings" (A Fantasy) Chapter 7

“Okay, does anything below look familiar to you Shale?” Naia asked the little robot. Shane looked down but all he could see were tree tops. “No, how...

There are no such things as Unicorns

The mist is our world For only in mist Can we run unseen We do not exist At least not to those who seek us So it is between the light and the mist...

My heart still eyes still cry

Every year this day fractures me. I am both here and reliving the moments when my known world changed. New York is my heart. My home, my every memory...

"The Trouble with Magical Beings" (A Fantasy) Chapter 6

Daniel woke up with a start, he thought he’d heard something outside the cave but he wasn’t sure what it was. He looked over and saw that Naia was...

"The Trouble with Magical Beings" (A Fantasy) Chapter 5

Jenny’s pony led them to the mouth of the cave and they barely had time to dismount and walk the horses fully into the cave before they heard the...


30 of my comments have received 34 Great Feedback votes

2 Votes

‘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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Away from city lights, on a

Posted on Tue, 03 Sep 2019

Away from city lights, on a dark night, gazing up at the velvet, endless sky, it gives a new persepctive. We are so small, so inconsequential in the scheme of this expansive universe. It humbles and makes me aware of the fragile workings of our...

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Posted in Looking up

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Beautifully written, perfect

Posted on Sun, 11 Aug 2019

Beautifully written, perfect descriptions of a rainy day, wind blowing and rain pouring down while you view it cozily from inside and playing a game of scrabble. ( I love scrabble) . It all sounds so inviting... and as you'd wished...I hope the...

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Posted in Periods Of Joy

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Your descriptions made me

Posted on Wed, 14 Aug 2019

Your descriptions made me feel the changes of seasons, the arid air and the cooler rush of spring moving this ever flowing river along - and the quest to be strong, like the river. I felt several different meanings in the words and to each reader...

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Posted in prairie river flowing

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Your story and words felt so

Posted on Mon, 12 Aug 2019

Your story and words felt so real. The acceptance of the spirit of the lost child, still ephemerally in their lives, was touching and heartfelt. The notion that The Mother and Child connection is never severed came through beautifully. Katy is ...

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Posted in Katy, A Ghost Story (IP)

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I love the flavor of

Posted on Mon, 20 May 2019

I love the flavor of friendship in this – you’re letting us in on your thoughts as this day unfolds, like we’re best friends and I laughed, commiserated and cheered and it was so much fun spending the day there – I truly enjoyed your wit and...

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Posted in Pad Life: Tunnelling Through

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I could not stop reading,

Posted on Mon, 13 May 2019

I could not stop reading, each morsel of this story was more tender than the last. The way you wrote of the beauty of her poetry conjured images both amazing and provoking, winter can be warmly cold and artistically beautiful. This was a great...

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Posted in The Norwegian Poetess