rosaliekempthorne

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I have 208 stories published in 12 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 54121 times and 159 of my stories have been cherry picked.
11 of my 211 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 10 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:
http://365tomorrows.com/?s=Kempthorne
http://everydayfiction.com/tag/rosalie-kempthorne/
http://www.flash-frontier.com/april-2016-slow/

Or check out my e-book: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07H4GXYS9/ref=sr_1_6?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1536298062&sr=1-6&keywords=Kempthorne

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: www.rosaliekempthorne.name
And check out (somebody... please... anybody) my 24-part story "These Words That Describe Melissa": https://www.wattpad.com/user/rosaliekempthorne

My stories

Cherry

Lives, Lived and Unlived (Part 4 of 4)

Time moved on. Jeddos learnt in his bones that it was stubborn like that. He was told by his father that his mother was sick. That the sickness...
Cherry

Lives, Lived and Unlived (Part 3 of 4)

“Well, maybe you do,” his mother said, on the day a new lord marched into Hurrendel ahead of a small honour guard, and surrounded by servants and...

Lives, Lived and Unlived (Part 2 of 4)

It began with a boy. It began with young Quin Bardsboy racing through the fields and yelling out to everyone: “They’re coming! The northern lords are...
Cherry

Lives, Lived and Unlived (Part 1 of 4)

Jeddos heard the rumours that she’d been and come back. “Why didn’t you say anything to me before?” His friend, Erngrod, told him – perhaps a little...
Gold cherry
Story of the week

Choices, Past and Present

She could count her as kin. More or less. A third or fourth cousin, a few times removed and by marriage. A tenuous link, a thread. She wondered if...
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11 of my comments have received 10 Great Feedback votes

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Ooh, perfect.  So much to

Posted on Sat, 20 Oct 2018

Ooh, perfect.  So much to like in here, just this great collection of perfect little mini-descriptions of life.  An excellent of "jingle of words" indeed.

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Posted in What to Do

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soft, charmed; the sort

Posted on Sat, 25 Aug 2018

soft, charmed; the sort length works with the simplicity to make this poem stand out as something 'extra.'  Very nice.

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Posted in The rift between us

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Cute, funny, topical.  Great

Posted on Fri, 04 May 2018

Cute, funny, topical.  Great poem.  Casting my vote for the Orang-utans too.  And rainforests.  And continued life on Earth and so forth....

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Posted in Palm oil or Orangutans?

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Clever.  Intriguing.  I liked

Posted on Sun, 14 Jan 2018

Clever.  Intriguing.  I liked this one.  It leaves an adequate amount of mystery for the story to remain in your mind after reading it.  I always like a story that just scratches the surface and leaves some unanswered questions.

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Posted in Clock Is Ticking

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I like the moody blue shadows

Posted on Sun, 31 Dec 2017

I like the moody blue shadows.  Nice poem.

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Posted in Solace

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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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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)