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I have 252 stories published in 12 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 77438 times and 210 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

A Step in the Great Journey - Part 1

Slowly, slowly, these things become: A bleeding thread of light against murky, blue-purple darkness. A slit vein haloed in harvest gold; bright,...

The Actress

She could be an actress herself, or a model. The girl at reception was suprisingly beautiful, dark haired, with her hair coiled up on top of her head...

Under the Bed - Part 2

This time Karly screamed, she didn't try and swallow it down, she screamed for all she was worth, both lungs, as wide as her mouth could open. She...

Under the Bed - Part 1

She loved hearing the story. Every night, in bed beside her sister, she would urge her mother or father – whoever's turn it was – to tell it again...


The divorce was messy. Well, maybe that makes sense, when the marriage was no less messy. I think it began a little bit before the day of the wedding...