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I have 321 stories published in 14 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 109117 times and 287 of my stories have been cherry picked.
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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

A Beginning

He knelt in the sand. Strange sand. It made him think of iron filings. A mix of mud and clay and iron. The sky a shade of blue that reminded him of...

Little Differences

It’s not the same anymore. Maybe it’s me. And maybe I shouldn’t expect it. We’re a different phase in our relationship, aren’t we? We’re older now...


He looks good. I’m not glad to see it. I walk into the room, into the envelope of clanging, thumping music, into the sweet smells of weed-smoke mixed...


There is no greater distance than between one end of the universe and the other. Some say the universe is infinite, in which case that distance must...
Gold cherry

Distance Learning

“It’s the distance between the tip of his big toe and back of his heel, measured diagonally,” said Lacey, as if she should know. We shoved trolleys...