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I have 223 stories published in 12 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 60051 times and 175 of my stories have been cherry picked.
13 of my 225 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 12 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:

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:
And check out (somebody... please... anybody) my 24-part story "These Words That Describe Melissa":

My stories


The Gypsy Girl and the Accountant's Brother (1 of 5)

He saw her in the field, with the grass high, the sun rising, the dew hanging like diamonds. She was barefoot and in deep crimson, her black hair...
Gold cherry

Hard to Say Goodbye

It’s hard to say goodbye. You tell yourself you’re prepared, you’re committed. But here, now, in the garden by the fence, I’m not. Rhonda stands...

So, Choose

You stand on a precipice. Or maybe it’s more like you’re standing at a crossroads. A T Junction. And all the paths are in shadow. Maybe literally:...

Blood Red and Beautiful

You show up at my place. Pull up ostentatiously in the driveway with the gift of a bottle of wine. It’s red and expensive, it catches in the porch...


We left them out on the windowsill – me and Pippa – piles of breadcrumbs, and crusts, maybe a few vegetable peelings. The sun would be setting, and...


13 of my comments have received 12 Great Feedback votes

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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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Posted in Sweet Bun Hidden Fruit Puzzle! (IP)