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I have 153 stories published in 9 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 100565 times and 97 of my stories have been cherry picked.
191 of my 879 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 204 votes

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JoAnne Stefanizzi

 

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Cherry

"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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Cherry

"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...
Cherry

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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Cherry

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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Cherry

"Willow's Tail" 25

Perfidia stared at Jon’s retreating figure with apprehension. “What if his pet cat is that midnight menace?” “We’ll find out soon enough if it is.”...
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191 of my comments have received 204 Great Feedback votes

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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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The ritual of burial, the

Posted on Sun, 12 Jun 2022

The ritual of burial, the pain of loss, the desire to connect with those beyond the veil...relatable sorrow – expressively captured in your poem. Recently, I traveled to where my parents are buried - I stood there and let the reflections of their...

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Posted in Anniversary

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Your poem captures the reader

Posted on Thu, 02 Jun 2022

Your poem captures the reader from the start and with the familiar surroundings of the Wizard of Oz; it sets a pace we can all fly in until it drops us into the dark realities of current life here on terra 'not Kansas anymore.' And the last line...

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Posted in Back In Kansas

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Beautiful poem; I am in awe

Posted on Fri, 10 Jun 2022

Beautiful poem; I am in awe of these ferns- ancient seedless plants, millions of years in existence -one of the oldest neighbors in the forest. What tales they could tell if they could. I especially loved your last line's offer of respect....

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Posted in Ferns

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Snippets of recognition in

Posted on Fri, 03 Jun 2022

Snippets of recognition in this but not sure I’m correct in my interpretations.For, Fisher king -is that the DJ in the movie with the homeless man (Robin Williams) who he befriends and whose life he had inadvertently destroyed by previous actions...

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Posted in Kings of Myth and Illusion

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Grimm's tales certainly are

Posted on Sat, 14 May 2022

Grimm's tales certainly are grim (pun intended) never thought they were palatable for young children but definitely thought fine reading for young adults. Your version of this dark account of the Pied Piper was nicely orchestrated and I liked the...

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Posted in An Eternal Debt (The Pied Piper of Hamlin)

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The last line, the way you

Posted on Mon, 09 May 2022

The last line, the way you juxtapose nature and man; seeds and thoughts intertwining taken by the wind, to be squirreled away, to ponder on. That truly drew me in and took me there. I saw the sun, the pollen, insects buzzing, and thoughts...

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Posted in Maple Tree Den

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A slithering poem of

Posted on Fri, 29 Apr 2022

A slithering poem of thoughtful revenge by an avenging, warrior worm, and perfectly executed in Shakespearean tone. You have a definite talent for this Onemorething. Pray do more...

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Posted in A Blindworm’s Revenge

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I loved this read and the

Posted on Fri, 29 Apr 2022

I loved this read and the name for the plant too. I imagine it was the inspiration for velcro-which make me suppose there is nothing man can know, that nature hasn't shown us.

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Posted in Sticky Wullie

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