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I have 381 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

Werewolves (2 of 2)

They had a burst of resistance, trying to wake the innkeeper, but the word 'bandits' was quick to chase that away. The man threw his door wide open,...

Werewolves (1 of 2)

She wasn't always a princess. It might be hard to reconcile it these days: dressed as she is in pearlescent silks, draped in lace, her hair all bound...

Last Year's Letter

He's not sure why he takes the letter out now. Maybe because there's partying down in the street below his window, and because of the lights, the...


You don't really think much of her. You wouldn't really notice her in a crowd. She walks along the road in no particular hurry, unexceptional in a...


She hovers on the periphery of life. A quiet girl, a little bit strange, a little bit pretty, keeping herself to herself. She sits near the bus stop...