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I have 223 stories published in 12 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 60065 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

Gold cherry


Her eyes would follow me from room to room. Diamond eyes. Sliding under her glasses to latch onto me. Her face, birdlike; parched and leached, an...
Pick of the Month


So, here I am. Standing in this familiar hallway with a suitcase in each hand, wondering if I should be here at all. Turn around and leave again? I...

The Beauty of Our Women (Part 2 of 2)

The lords and ladies arrive. There are two days before Firenight, before the feasting and dancing and music. And they just seem to stream in, along...

The Beauty of Our Women (Part 1 of 2)

She gazes out the window. Something a little bit less than a silhouette. From the ground there is only the shape of her, silver against lace, the...
Gold cherry


The lake almost freezes. Never quite. Even in the heart of winter. But when the weather is fierce enough, in the snow-bundled heights of winter, the...