rosaliekempthorne

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I have 246 stories published in 12 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 74977 times and 203 of my stories have been cherry picked.
14 of my 237 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 13 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

Mum's Old Jumper

So I found this old jumper in the back of my closet the other day. It’s a mess of a thing, and it’s also beautiful. A whole patchwork of different...
Cherry

Paved with Gold

Adrios wasn’t a city you entered lightly. It wasn’t a city you came across by chance, and walked across the threshold only half knowing about it...
Gold cherry

Sundown

We only have this small time together, just this slice of day, these minutes where afternoon slides into dusk, where the sun spreads itself across...
Cherry

Afternoon Delight

Tuesdays after school: because that was when Bethany had just gotten paid. We’d run out the school gate and down the road, bags flying, with Bethany’...
Cherry

The Tower of Song

You always come to find me here, Across blackened heath, Horizontal hailstorms, And if the fires of hell rain from heaven, Still, still, I know you’...

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14 of my comments have received 13 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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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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