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I have 168 stories published in 11 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 125569 times and 119 of my stories have been cherry picked.
228 of my 1,013 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 242 votes

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JoAnne Stefanizzi

 

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Welkin Spirit

Like a whip-poor-will I hide In camouflage colors Bending Twisting Dodging life’s arrows I feint And let them pass Life’s pitfalls abound Adversity...
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"Willow's Missing Tail" 7

The sun was setting on this very strange day as they pulled into Martha’s driveway. “Here take this,” Perfidia said and handed Martha a flashlight,...
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"Spirt of Sleepy Hollow on All Hallows Eve" (a short tale) Part 1

“The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" (The tale of the Headless Horseman) is a ghost story set in Upstate New York in the town of Sleepy Hollow. It was written in 1820 by Washington Irving who lived there. The story has been depicted in plays, movies and even in Disney’s memorable cartoon form. I had visited this area when I was in New York and during Halloween the town does do justice to its legend...this sparked a story for me and what follows is a short story spun from that visit...I hope you enjoy it.
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"Willow's Missing Tail" 6

Perfidia opened the front door to her home and Chaos strolled in ahead of her and Martha. “I guess he knows he’s home,” Perfidia said with a happy...
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"The Coffee House Spy" 6

The sun was just climbing in the sky as Brent brewed a strong pot of coffee. He poured the dark brew into two hefty mugs and had just replaced the...
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228 of my comments have received 242 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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I've just caught up again,

Posted on Wed, 23 Nov 2022

I've just caught up again, and I’m truly enjoying this story. Still can not wait to learn the thoughts of the mother and how this will turn out for the children. You've created great characters, dimensional and believable, and built on their...

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Posted in Runaway Mother chapter 19

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The late 60’s and 70’s were

Posted on Tue, 18 Oct 2022

The late 60’s and 70’s were formative years for me too.I am there with you Jenny. The music fed our souls. The days of youth were awareness personified and anything was possible, felt possible, and the music was the background to it all. Losing a...

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Posted in Interesting Times

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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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