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I have 156 stories published in 11 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 104448 times and 104 of my stories have been cherry picked.
192 of my 903 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 205 votes

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JoAnne Stefanizzi

 

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"Time and Stardust"

Time, we measure it, watch it, demand it go faster, command it to slow down and pray to stop it. It is the background to thoughts, actions and...
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Cherry

If you see a tiny door...

The tiny door was not seen unless you crouched so low to the ground your nose scraped the hard pavement stones. Then you might see it. But, if you...
Cherry

A Christmas to Remember

Blue ice reflected the moon’s light. His hand warmed hers as Christmas snow fell gently down around them, but not as gently as his kiss upon her lips...
Cherry

December 8, 1980

It was 40 years ago today Lost chords Echoing lyrics Incomprehensible news Say it isn’t so Discordant Disjointed sounds Gunshot? Impossible Who Why...

On Halloweeen Night

Cauldrons of trouble Toil and bubble Moon casting spells In wishing wells Silhouette of gnat Tail of black cat Wings of a bat In a magician’s hat...
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192 of my comments have received 205 Great Feedback votes

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Thrilling, chilling and oh so

Posted on Sun, 02 Aug 2020

Thrilling, chilling and oh so spooky- not sure what that monster will do but I was frozen in place just reading - very well done horror, this is Stephen King good.

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Posted in Disenchantment 9

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Thrilling, chilling and oh so

Posted on Sun, 02 Aug 2020

sorry, not sure why - but my comment posted twice - so I'll add this - Your descriptions had me on the edge of my seat and I found no excess of words, only apt and chilling images.

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Posted in Disenchantment 9

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 I enjoyed this- Starting out

Posted on Mon, 03 Aug 2020

 I enjoyed this- Starting out searching for monsters but discovering instead the beauty in the unknown and the strangely different. At least, that's where this poem took me and I loved it- I always smile when given optimistic endings.

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Posted in Sea Monsters

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No truer words spoken Luigi-

Posted on Mon, 03 Aug 2020

No truer words spoken Luigi- We don't have a lot of time left to reverse this state of our weather and it appears some leaders are still deaf and blind - refusing to admit their is a danger around us- Your words so well paced- so well spoken- and...

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Posted in As the Walrus Said

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Please don't delete- your

Posted on Sat, 01 Aug 2020

Please don't delete- your words here are heartfelt and compelling. I was compelled to cry in outrage for this little brutally orphaned hippo and your kind interspersed endearments and encouragement weaved through the sad facts- and felt natural -...

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Posted in To my imaginary child

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So visual- I was there with

Posted on Fri, 31 Jul 2020

So visual- I was there with each depiction- oh for those times we come alive!  The place - The person we're creating the best days  with - remain forever, vivid in our memory cache.I  Loved this walk through yours- thanks for sharing it- and well...

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Posted in Cherry Dreamin'

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I love the romanticism here-

Posted on Sat, 01 Aug 2020

I love the romanticism here- the wistful wish for a parallel universe – perhaps another chance to change the ending or to have no ending- Sweet movement and nice rhythm in the verses. I liked this one very much and will read again....

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Posted in Jessica

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What a thoughtful, poetic

Posted on Sat, 01 Aug 2020

What a thoughtful, poetic reflection on life with a simply elegant accent on nature. Oh those messages we miss when we don’t stop and smell the flowers, watch the bees or see the leaves come alive on the trees where birds make their homes. We...

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Posted in Electric Bees

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The golden sunshine,

Posted on Sat, 01 Aug 2020

The golden sunshine, optimistic, days of our youth- "like pleasure of marmalade on hot buttered toast" you've truly captured these musings here Jenny - You're look back is crisp, clear and packed with dreams - perhaps unrealized-- while...

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Posted in Time Was

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I love these characters-

Posted on Wed, 29 Jul 2020

I love these characters- Josiah and Archibald - they are so well defined that I can completely imagine them and that is the test of a great story for me- when the characters become real, as yours have and now I am afraid Electra might not be the...

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Posted in Never Say Die!

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