rosaliekempthorne

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I have 414 stories published in 16 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 159334 times and 386 of my stories have been cherry picked.
30 of my 297 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 31 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: The Price of Blood; Book One of the Golwerra Stories, available from Amazon.  Links here to my book on Amazon UK and US.

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

Gold cherry

Longing

Birthed by the shadows, She, like lava, slips between them, A disturbance, A ripple, A distortion so small and basic and integral That perhaps it was...
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Cherry

The Man with Golden Eyes

I had a few preconceived ideas about some of the perks and perils of starting work as a stripper. But one of them was not to be followed home every...
Cherry

Allan Burda's Wife

I am Allan Burda’s wife. And honestly, it is a sweet gig. It’s the life of the glitterati. I wake up in the towering penthouse and look out over the...
Cherry

Jenny's Pies

When the going gets rough, I can always count on Jenny to invite me over for one of her pies. Nobody bakes pies like Jenny does. She has more than a...
Gold cherry

Hunger

You couldn’t blame us. We couldn’t help ourselves. Days and nights out in the desert, tramping through a wilderness of rocks and dirt, heat and sand...
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30 of my comments have received 31 Great Feedback votes

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This really brings out the

Posted on Fri, 27 Aug 2021

This really brings out the emotional impact of losing the ability to communicate, the fear even more than the frustration. The style of the poem is all wrapped around the subject matter in a way that brings it to life and lets the reader get a...

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Posted in Aphasia

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Loved it. This was bright and

Posted on Sat, 13 Mar 2021

Loved it. This was bright and fun, with a nice, smooth rhyme to it.

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Posted in Burglars beware!

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Lovely. The unpeeled skin

Posted on Sat, 14 Aug 2021

Lovely. The unpeeled skin part is clever, it's just enough foreshadowing; and the last line is a real clincher, gets the reveal just right.

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Posted in Simian Sympathy

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Attention-getting title; and

Posted on Fri, 30 Jul 2021

Attention-getting title; and I like the modern voice that Menalaus has here. This blends the modern-day into the suggestion of the legend, whilst all the time feeling natural reading smoothly.

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Posted in Notes by Menelaus on Helen’s Abduction

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Nice, catchy title to hook

Posted on Wed, 21 Jul 2021

Nice, catchy title to hook readers, and some significant points made in the poem that follows.

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Posted in Instead of throwing money at the sky

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The sharp, economic wording

Posted on Sat, 12 Jun 2021

The sharp, economic wording really brought energy to this piece. You could feel the tension and momentum - kind of like lightning getting ready to strike.

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Posted in Storm, no rain!

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Emotional and enlightening

Posted on Fri, 28 May 2021

Emotional and enlightening and with lots of truth, I think this will strike a chord with a lot of people who, even if they haven't been exactly there, have been somewhere quite similar.

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Posted in Mental awareness

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Beautiful and elegant writing

Posted on Fri, 21 May 2021

Beautiful and elegant writing with a smooth kind of poetic arc to swing around and capture the trees and poets again at the end. Nicely done.

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Posted in In Conversation With Bears

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skillfully done, dark, with a

Posted on Sat, 20 Jun 2020

skillfully done, dark, with a clever, unobtrusive rhyme. A lot captured in this small space.

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Posted in Tragedium

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I like the rhythm this has,

Posted on Fri, 21 Feb 2020

I like the rhythm this has, and the kind of inspirational note that it finishes on, which is built up towards over the course of the poem.

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Posted in I've forgotten

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