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I have 121 stories published in 9 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 18860 times and 70 of my stories have been cherry picked.
4 of my 135 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

Gold cherry

Being Twins

We played together every day. For as long as I have memories. Christina and me. I picture her whenever I think about the past, about childhood, about...
Gold cherry


These are last days for us. We're not being torn apart by a crushing illness, chasing after time, desperate for every last drop of it whilst...


She's all elbows, this girl. And I try to see it. I try to see around corners, turn her inside out. I want to see this glowing underbelly, this...

Watching TV at Dud's Place

When I was a kid I used to go over to Dud's place to watch TV. My Mum didn't have a set. She didn't believe in all that. And Dad, he insisted on...

Angel Face

Angel face, Your heart is unstinting, relentless; I know you could love me for a thousand lifetimes; days gone by, days unborn. You sparkle on my arm...


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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