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I have 243 stories published in 12 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 70856 times and 197 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



One red. One green. He watched them out of a greasy, cloudy window – the woman in the red dress, the man in the forest green shirt. On a street...


He loved that dress on her. Red, neatly fitting around her slim upper body, skirt flowing in petals to just above her knee. Tiny LEDs around the...

Queen: For All the Long Days to Come

“Mirror, Mirror, on the wall, who is the fairest of them all?” The crystal flickered, it washed with colours of silver, ice, steel; and for a moment...


She looks out her window; the same window that's always been there. Out, over the grass, towards the same low wall, and the same narrow street, where...

Spring Where You Are

It's spring in London now. When I saw that on the news, I thought of you. When I turned the TV on and I was met with pictures of tentative white...