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I have 315 stories published in 14 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 103181 times and 278 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


Sinking into certainty, Conformity. High collared grey coat, High minded contempt, Shoes stitched and rounded, polished at the toe. You’re just...


He opens the chest. It smiles back at him. His own face: muddied, mottled in water. The blurring of features, pinpoint eyes, The flush on hungry...


Splashing lights Bright colours, The shuffling of bodies; the crunching of music, of conversation; Flickering prospects; the doors flik-flak open and...
Gold cherry

The End in Sight

A purple sky foretells the end of the world. That lesson taught us early, still struggling on stubby little legs, hugging sheepskins around the...

Party Crashers (Part 2 of 2)

Belinda started crying. Jake began to wish he hadn't started this. She fascinated him, sure, but he hadn't really signed up for this, and he didn't...