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I have 70 stories published in one collection on the site.
My stories have been read 20430 times and 15 of my stories have been cherry picked.
27 of my 241 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 30 votes

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JoAnne Stefanizzi


My stories

Toss in a pinch of love

There are no pages I can find No written account to help me As I stare at the flour stained counter And wish for yesterday I stood waist high to her...

Rear View Wishes

Feisty spitfire Determined eyes Battle stance And war cry Integrity and Dreams intact Freedom to pursue Wind the years forward Gray matter Interferes...

In the wee small hours of the morning...(that's the time I miss him most of all)

In the wee small hours Before the first Morning light When Night lights glow Amid crickets songs Cool breezes Finger through Open windows Billowing...

To J & J 4Ever

Near the Lion’s rock Stands a Sycamore tree With carvings of romance Initialed in its trunk A deep jagged heart Engulfs two letters Against the white...


When the heart is not involved The day is lost to mediocrity Bring forth the dreams Your soul has conjured Romance yourself With unconditional love...


27 of my comments have received 30 Great Feedback votes

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I so enjoyed reading this-

Posted on Mon, 19 Dec 2016

I so enjoyed reading this- glad the boy recovered but I didn't want the adventure to end. So many rhymes and interesting turns of phrase kept me smiling. I do love a hope filled story and this was amazing. Loved your take on the Angel too, pipe...

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Posted in A gift at Christmas

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Where do I begin? This was so

Posted on Wed, 07 Dec 2016

Where do I begin? This was so well written and so to the point it hurts and that is a good thing. Your voice in this is strong and begs the reader to think. I loved this and wish everyone in the whole of our planet could read this and reflect on...

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Posted in A problem shared

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This is so powerful. I hear

Posted on Thu, 13 Oct 2016

This is so powerful. I hear what you are saying and yes, All lives do matter. I wish there was a more human conncection, empathy and understanding between all  of earth's inhabitants- a stronger bond to do unto others as we would have done unto...

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Posted in All Lives Matter (statement, political)

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Simple and heartfelt and

Posted on Sun, 24 Jul 2016

Simple and heartfelt and again feels like it could be a song.smiley

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Posted in Love Is A Better Thing I Do With You

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An interesting concept and it

Posted on Sun, 26 Jun 2016

An interesting concept and it certainly feels like we're in grade school level knowledge when it comes to knowing what life is all about.

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Posted in Classroom

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well done

Posted on Thu, 03 Sep 2015

I loved this. The characters you created felt real and your descriptive writing held my interest. I loved the firm convctions and the final acceptance. It was very well written...hope there is more.


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Posted in Bellavista

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I am so happy for your

Posted on Sun, 09 Aug 2015

I am so happy for your comment Vera. Sometimes when I write I am trying so hard to capture the storyline I miss the deeper details. I had only briefly described the guardians in the chapter when they were remembering their life together and have...

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Posted in Matilda's Assignment" Chapter 16