rosaliekempthorne

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I have 467 stories published in 17 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 260152 times and 455 of my stories have been cherry picked.
42 of my 330 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 44 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

This Place

I’ve been here before, This place; I recognize the straggling, ugly, angry wallpaper; And the way the darkness rolls in from all the sides at once. I...
Cherry

Rainwillow Crossing (part 4 of 4)

“Is your hand burnt?” Eminlae crouched bes ide him. He'd been crying--wailing like a child. This poor girl had been helpless beside him. Yondel...
Cherry

Rainwillow Crossing (part 3 of 4)

A man came to the cottage the next morning. Shorgbran, he was called. He adopted an aggressive stance as he waited for Yondel to answer his knocking...
Cherry

Rainwillow Crossing (part 2 of 4)

Rainwillow Crossing had gotten off easy. There was no real other way of looking at it--unless you take survival as just another curse, just a longer...
Gold cherry

Rainwillow Crossing (part 1 of 4)

1 He tilled the soil. Always, he did that foremost. When he woke to a silver sunrise, when he looked out over past it, at the roiling fog, the soot-...

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42 of my comments have received 44 Great Feedback votes

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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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never heard of once of these

Posted on Fri, 21 Apr 2023

never heard of once of these - great take on the inspiration point prompt.

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Posted in Squirting ‘cucumber’ …

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I love this. The title draws

Posted on Thu, 13 Apr 2023

I love this. The title draws you straight in, and the story of the play reminds me of the stories i wrote when I was young and almost sent away though I had no idea what I was doing or where to send them to.

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Posted in Chaos Theory Applied to Pigeons

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I like the fishing analogy.

Posted on Wed, 11 Jan 2023

I like the fishing analogy.

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Posted in Unexpected Birth Of A Poem

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This is full of atmosphere

Posted on Tue, 03 Jan 2023

This is full of atmosphere and emotion, and it makes a solid impact. I think it might be a little bit longer than needed though. The first section packs the most punch. I think this could be (even) more effective with a shorter, sharper approach...

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Posted in Monster Mine

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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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