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I have 142 stories published in 10 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 27424 times and 91 of my stories have been cherry picked.
5 of my 159 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 5 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

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Burning Bright

Looking out my living room window I see a tiger. I’m sitting with my feet up, reading a magazine, drinking the world’s most divine white hot...

Always There

I see you everywhere. Hinted at in windows, Lurking in alleyways and beneath stairwells, Breathing too loudly. I know you. You’ve stolen my face,...
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Strange and Familiar Faces

This is not my face. This one that looks back at me out of the mirror. I mean I know it is my face. There’s been numerous counselling sessions and...


Just turn around, just turn around and walk back there. Just say it. Just open your mouth, let it out. Over in a moment. Burnt once, then healed...
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The anger drains away, Running cold down a network of veins Replaced by familiar hollowed out guilt, By that voice By the blood on his knuckles,...


5 of my comments have received 5 Great Feedback votes

1 Vote

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)