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I have 259 stories published in 13 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 79505 times and 219 of my stories have been cherry picked.
16 of my 241 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 15 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


Paved with Mirrors (Part 1 of 3)

She worked at the mill when she first came to town, and nothing was what she had expected. She had imagined in Adrios a city of wonder, of light,...
Gold cherry

Up Across the Road

Come up across the road to me. She extends her hand, Invitation? Trap? Conspiracy? She flickers in the wind, static on snow-scree. Skeletal...

Raging Rhonda

Raging Rhonda wears pearls. She has since she was old enough to put those things on. Does she check her privilege? Every day. Every day in the mirror...

Midlife Molly

The sun fades away to near nothing. She thinks she should get up out of her chair, turn on a few lights. And then she thinks: why? What are the...

Darling Debbie

Under darkness. The sunset hangs in her memory, red and dusky; but the lights take over, black and purple mixed with orange and white. The strobes...


16 of my comments have received 15 Great Feedback votes

1 Vote

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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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)