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I have 156 stories published in 10 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 33680 times and 108 of my stories have been cherry picked.
6 of my 170 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 6 votes

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I write these days a cacophony of genres: fantasy, sci-fi, mainstream, literary, some poetry every now and then. Novels, short stories, novellas, and whatever might fall in-between. I joined ABC Tales in May of 2014, and appreciate the forum it gives me to write and experiment, and even to include my strange little illustrations next to my work. 

You won't see a lot of my stories published anywhere else just yet, but please check out a few of these sites:
and keep watching this space...

There are also a few more stories, and a few ravings (I mean, blog entries) to be found on my website:
And check out (somebody... please... anybody) my 24-part story "These Words That Describe Melissa":

My stories


This Cold Place Where I Wait

I was always that girl. You know the one. Replicated through every high school in every city, in every little town, and for all I know in every...


It still took her back there, every time she heard sirens. Back to darkness and rain, the wet road, coarse and cold beneath helpless fingers. To the...
Pick of the Month

Liam Anders

He got up before dawn. Each day. Crawled out of bed to the stinging sound of an alarm going off beside his bed. Woke himself with stabbing cold water...
Gold cherry

Good News

The walls flow down from the ceiling, pooling on the floor and seeping beneath the patterned carpet. There are cracks in the lino that skirts the...

As Luck Would Have It (part 2 of 2)

Unfortunately , he was broke. That was a point he hadn’t considered. And it was point enough to make him start to reconsider everything. Aside from...


6 of my comments have received 6 Great Feedback votes

1 Vote

Nice portrait.  The character

Posted on Sat, 16 Sep 2017

Nice portrait.  The character comes alive in a poem that feels as if it's about more than it says 'out loud'.

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Posted in Heels

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cute, quirky fan fiction. 

Posted on Sat, 10 Jun 2017

cute, quirky fan fiction.  Loved it :)

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Posted in when plungers touch, the secret confession of Dalek 366 second draft

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I like this.  Took me a

Posted on Tue, 10 May 2016

I like this.  Took me a couple of paragraphs to catch on to the fact that the story is being told from the antique's point-of-view.  I think the antique (and the sparing detail about exactly what it is added to the story) definitely has a 'voice...

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Posted in Cornucopia

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Nice.  This poem had lots of

Posted on Sat, 07 May 2016

Nice.  This poem had lots of punch.  The very short lines gave it emphasis and clarity.  A couple of spelling mistakes to fix though eg "utimately" "weakned."

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Posted in Facts

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Not that hard it seems :)  I

Posted on Thu, 03 Mar 2016

Not that hard it seems :)  I like this, it provokes an emotional reaction with a nice economy of words.  Welcome aboard.

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Posted in HAL 2104 and Dave.

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Oh, wait: Plum! (from "thumP

Posted on Mon, 17 Aug 2015

Oh, wait: Plum! (from "thumP LUMps")  Nicely done :)

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Posted in Sweet Bun Hidden Fruit Puzzle! (IP)