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I have 164 stories published in 10 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 38194 times and 117 of my stories have been cherry picked.
8 of my 176 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 8 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

Wish You Were Here

Geoffrey calls me from the road. Background noises suggest trouble: some horns honking, some voices raised, a clatter of maybe hailstones against the...
Gold cherry

Margot (Part 2 of 2)

That oak. If there’s an image that could be the emblem of our shared childhood, that tree would be the thing. I remember when we moved to that house...

Margot (Part 1 of 2)

My name is Margot. And my superpower is that I’m invisible. It’s not as cool as it sounds, and it’s not that kind of invisible. Well, nor is it as...

Marzipan Cookies

I really don’t know who she is. At one moment a child, the next: ancient. I don’t know where she comes from. I just know that I see her from time to...


Almost perfect. So close as it makes no difference. Try to find a line out of place, a flaw, a miscalculation. She has this effect: when she walks...


8 of my comments have received 8 Great Feedback votes

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Clever.  Intriguing.  I liked

Posted on Sun, 14 Jan 2018

Clever.  Intriguing.  I liked this one.  It leaves an adequate amount of mystery for the story to remain in your mind after reading it.  I always like a story that just scratches the surface and leaves some unanswered questions.

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Posted in Clock Is Ticking

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I like the moody blue shadows

Posted on Sun, 31 Dec 2017

I like the moody blue shadows.  Nice poem.

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Posted in Solace

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Nice portrait.  The character

Posted on Sat, 16 Sep 2017

Nice portrait.  The character comes alive in a poem that feels as if it's about more than it says 'out loud'.

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Posted in Heels

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cute, quirky fan fiction. 

Posted on Sat, 10 Jun 2017

cute, quirky fan fiction.  Loved it :)

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Posted in when plungers touch, the secret confession of Dalek 366 second draft

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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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Posted in Cornucopia

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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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Posted in Facts

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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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Posted in HAL 2104 and Dave.

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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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Posted in Sweet Bun Hidden Fruit Puzzle! (IP)