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I have 411 stories published in 16 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 155652 times and 382 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

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The Giant King

Why should I not? Am I not the greatest king this land has ever known? Do I not rule over mountains and valleys, deserts and plains, lakes, rivers,...

The Lady of the Red Forest

She tends the blooms every day. The way her mother did. The way her mother would tell her that her grandmother had, and her grandmother before that,...

No Distance At All

You are never far away from me. No, not if we are separated by a thousand oceans, Nor if a mountain, if a mountain range, Claws its way out of the...


I met you in the marketplace, A time long, long ago, The look you gave me, the teasing smile, Only you and I can know. You sparkled like diamond, And...


Cars go by outside the window. Red. Green. Yellow. Blue. Grey. Yellow again. She doesn’t know what the car she’s waiting for will look like In truth...