I have 445 stories published in
16 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 191517 times and 423 of my stories have been cherry picked.
37 of my 315 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 39 votes
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: www.rosaliekempthorne.name
And check out (somebody... please... anybody) my 24-part story "These Words That Describe Melissa": https://www.wattpad.com/user/rosaliekempthorne
37 of my comments have received 39 Great Feedback 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...Read full comment
Posted in Suddenly in the End Zone
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...Read full comment
Posted in Aphasia
I'm relatively new to this
Posted on Sun, 23 Jan 2022
I'm relatively new to this cast of characters (I think I might have to read some backstory) but I'm finding them charming, larger-than-life, a bit absurd, and quite entertaining. This Elder guy has an engaging voice; and I want to read some more...Read full comment
Posted in The Extraordinary Ectomorph
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...Read full comment
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...Read full comment
Posted in A Hot Little Model from France
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.Read full comment
Posted in Ghost Story