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I have 117 stories published in 8 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 36825 times and 43 of my stories have been cherry picked.
80 of my 473 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 89 votes

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JoAnne Stefanizzi


My stories


Under the Redwoods...

My hand upon it; I feel its warmth; its rough bark is pliant under my hand. I feel the breeze as the branches above move with the wind. I look up and...

Random thoughts...

Random thoughts in the evening… Dusk is setting in and the low light of sunset is blanketing the grass with shadows and patches of last light. Day is...

"A Wizard's Magic" Chapter 4

“Are you sure this is what you want?” David leaned back in the chair keeping his feelings in check. “I wish I knew how to explain it better, but I...

"Past or Present" Chapter 3

Stephanie sat on the bed in Victoria’s room and wondered what would happen if she fell asleep? Would she wake up back in her own life time? She hoped...

"Past and Present" Chapter 2

“Oh my lord,” Stephanie cried out, closing her eyes and hoping to wake up from this nightmare. “Prayer does not become you either Victoria. I suggest...


80 of my comments have received 89 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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What a smart bird, a fur

Posted on Wed, 15 Jul 2020

What a smart bird, a fur lined nest, warm and cozy. The big birds don't know what they're missing yet. Perfect lead in to part three.....

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Posted in Recycling. Upcycling. Part Two.

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Nature's creatures are not

Posted on Tue, 14 Jul 2020

Nature's creatures are not wasteful...that seems to be man's domain. This is a very sweet tidbit, now on to part 2....

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Posted in Recycling. Upcycling.