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I have 410 stories published in 16 collections on the site.
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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


Seeds of Elder Days

She sows seeds of the past. She sows memories. Her life is a quiet one. She made it that way on purpose. So that she could think, so that she could...

The Return (Part 2 of 2)

I wake up to a crisp dawn. I wake up beside the window I slept beside in childhood. My old room. My old wallpaper. There’s a rip in the carpet just...
Gold cherry

The Return (Part 1 of 2)

They don’t want me back there. This much I know. This much I’m expecting. There’s nobody there who’ll be glad to see me. And, well, I don’t know if I...


The musical inspiration for this one was My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys . Perhaps with also a little bit of The Games that Daddies Play. She sat...

A Family Portrait

The musical inspiration for this one is Stand By Your Man. Make of it what you will. “All right, everybody, move in a little bit closer.” We oblige...