rosaliekempthorne

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I have 231 stories published in 12 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 64483 times and 182 of my stories have been cherry picked.
13 of my 229 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 12 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

Cherry
Story of the week

Lydia

He went back into the fire for her . That’s what it comes down to and what haunts me and what presses down on me like sacks of lead. He went back in...

The House that Jill Built

She chose this site because it reminded her of her first memory. A different place, an altogether further and older and more inauspicious place,...
Cherry

The Tree of Many Fruits (Part 2 of 2)

We sat in the house, surrounding the low table, with the purse and its contents strewn, shining, tempting. “This is a lot of money,” Johesh said. “A...
Cherry

The Tree of Many Fruits (Part 1 of 2)

I planted this tree in my garden. It was an orphan tree, a lone survivor of the storms that kept us inside for nearly a week. And then, when the...
Cherry

The Wind in Our Hair

It’s windy up here. It’s exhilarating and galeforce and make-you-feel-alive. There’s a half hour hike through paddocks, and a short stretch of forest...

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13 of my comments have received 12 Great Feedback votes

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Nice, well written.  Getting

Posted on Thu, 10 Jan 2019

Nice, well written.  Getting the rhythm and rhyme to come together naturally, and with a point to make, without sounding at all forced is not an easy task.

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Posted in Actual Action

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Well, it looks like progeny

Posted on Sat, 14 Apr 2018

Well, it looks like progeny of pepsoid is a prodigy...

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Posted in Mr and Mrs Nose

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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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