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I have 131 stories published in 9 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 22463 times and 80 of my stories have been cherry picked.
4 of my 144 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 4 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


Party Crashers (Part 2 of 2)

Belinda started crying. Jake began to wish he hadn't started this. She fascinated him, sure, but he hadn't really signed up for this, and he didn't...

Party Crashers (Part 1 of 2)

It was just after nine, but already frost was starting to form on the pavements; already his breath was misting in the air. Jake Martin pulled his...
Gold cherry

The Green and White Dress

“Make me a dress for the upcoming gala.” This is Lady Mirithmae. She comes sweeping into my shop, with her gossamer train swishing behind her, her...
Story of the week

Dead Men Tell No Tales

He would come to the end of my bed, sometimes, late at night. Late, when the night itself was perfectly dark, but the light coming in from the window...
Gold cherry

Freaks' Gallery

These are the noises I grow up with, a child of the circus: the giant scraping sound of metal against metal as the squids bring our ship into dock...


4 of my comments have received 4 Great Feedback votes

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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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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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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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Oh, wait: Plum! (from "thumP

Posted on Mon, 17 Aug 2015

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

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