rosaliekempthorne

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I have 454 stories published in 16 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 208463 times and 435 of my stories have been cherry picked.
38 of my 322 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 40 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

Eddie's Day

I didn’t think it was a good idea for Eddie to be the best man. I told Shane as much. “But look, he’s my best friend. He’s been my best friend for...
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Cherry

Too Early for the Apocalypse

You get woken up before your alarm clock. It should be dark outside, but the darkness is mixed up with lights. They wobble and hover – yellow-white,...
Cherry

It Begins

“Do we really need to have the music this loud?” “What?” “I said…. Do we really need to have this music so loud?” “What? I like it.” “I can’t think...
Cherry

When it Comes to Family

“Will you marry me?” So many thoughts are going through my head, so many feelings: the joy, the fear, the almost-surprise; but the one that looms...
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A New Day

“Will you marry me?” He’s adorable. He’s so earnest. He goes all out, he’ll be kneeling there in front of me with the ring poking out of its velvet-...

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38 of my comments have received 40 Great Feedback votes

2 Votes

This is nicely done. The

Posted on Sat, 04 Dec 2021

This is nicely done. The writing is smooth and visceral and still dramatic. You get some real feelings coming out here. I would have kinda liked to know a bit more about the whole parental meet though, maybe just a few details threaded here and...

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Posted in Suddenly in the End Zone

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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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The rhyme and rhythm are

Posted on Sat, 27 Aug 2022

The rhyme and rhythm are really well done, you can hear it in your head as you read.

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Posted in What's the opposite?

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A smart, well-written

Posted on Fri, 15 Apr 2022

A smart, well-written allegory.

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Posted in two men

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oh yes. this gets it just

Posted on Mon, 11 Feb 2019

oh yes. this gets it just right. with a simple structure, economy of prose, and little fuss.

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Posted in driverless

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A fun story, and my first

Posted on Mon, 10 Jan 2022

A fun story, and my first encounter with Mr Muggins. He seems pretty entertaining though, so maybe I'll have to check him out a bit more...

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Posted in Time Travel To The Court Of Old Henry VIII : Henry's Infatuation and the Religious Earthquake! By Mr A.N.Muggins (Sir Alfred Muggins, soon to be Lord Muggins!) Part 1

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This story had so much going

Posted on Tue, 11 Jan 2022

This story had so much going for it, it was warm (sorry, had to go there), imaginative, kinda funny, and had some fascinating details about life in faraway or long-ago places. Very good voice, and a conversation style of writing breathed plenty...

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Posted in A Hot Little Model from France

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Fascinating story. So far

Posted on Thu, 06 Jan 2022

Fascinating story. So far removed from my own experience in both time and place. Another world, almost. Really interesting to read about experiences like these.

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Posted in Number Three

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The simplicity makes it scary

Posted on Thu, 06 Jan 2022

The simplicity makes it scary, no monsters jumping out of closets or the like, just the sense of a presence and the feeling of a hand, but those details are scarier than an overt monster attack, and the horror was well-evoked.

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Posted in Ghost Story

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