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I have 240 stories published in 12 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 68848 times and 193 of my stories have been cherry picked.
13 of my 230 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



He always gave me flowers. But not in the usual way. Far be it from Nathan to do anything in a usual, ordinary, everyday manner. We’d been together...
Gold cherry

A Letter to Anybody Out There

To Whom it May Concern, To Anyone who finds these words, It’s been six days since we’ve been able to get a signal on the radio. We used to tune into...

A Letter to a Neighbour

Dear Gloria, You don’t know me very well, perhaps you don’t know me really at all, and why would you, being so young, and having nothing more in...


You come home late again from work. It’s dark outside, only not really dark, because the street lights out there are full of amber colour, and there’...
Story of the week


He went back into the fire for her . That’s what it comes down to and what haunts me and what presses down on me like sacks of lead. He went back in...


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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