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I have 149 stories published in 9 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 95897 times and 92 of my stories have been cherry picked.
187 of my 856 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 200 votes

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JoAnne Stefanizzi

 

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"Willow's Tail" 28

“Hello Martha.” Dillon’s smile widened as he approached her and Martha’s heart slammed in her chest. He was their nemesis? “I can’t believe it’s you...
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"Willow's Tail" 27

Perfidia walked quickly towards the pet contest’s building, she didn’t want to miss seeing Willow take the trophy but it had taken her longer than...
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"Magic in a Bottle (or the tales of Andelu) " 1

Long Island Sound -The End of the Island (Summer 1960) Chrissy, the oldest, was the first to see the old bottle bobbing in the waves. Janey, the...
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Shared Existence

The rustling of tree branches and trilling of bird songs are the catalyst for meditation. The reverence of nature cocoons me and I am aware of the...
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Willow's Tail" 26

Perfidia slammed the cabinet door and placed the dinner dishes on the table with a thud. “You’re going to regret that if you break your fine china,”...
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187 of my comments have received 200 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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Lovely walk on a crisp wintry

Posted on Fri, 07 Jan 2022

Lovely walk on a crisp wintry day and fully appreciated, I am sure, after an illness has passed. I was happy to hear you are over it and much enjoyed this stroll over the icy path, breathing in the fresh air and enjoying the quiet, frosty...

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Posted in Near Upper Kinsham

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I love poems of nature and

Posted on Sat, 29 May 2021

I love poems of nature and this is so beautifully descriptive, I could see the petals wanting to unfurl, feel the anticipation of that moment. This is such a well written piece of poetry I will surely read this many more times. Thank you for...

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Posted in In the shadow of geraniums

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So dimensional this corner

Posted on Mon, 24 May 2021

So multi-dimensional this corner poet - I can see the human spirit and your ending line brings the pain into focus. And the first lines "the only even prime is two" is something to ponder. (no man is an island, or shouldn't be)-  Thank you for...

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Posted in Corner Poet

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Like butterscoth dripping

Posted on Sun, 23 May 2021

Like butterscoth dripping from the sky. This poem was easy on the senses and calm enducing. It was lovely to share your patch of sunshine today, Thank you Richard.

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Posted in Sun-Light

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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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