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I have 358 stories published in 15 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 140347 times and 323 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


The shadows on the walls have thoughts and faces. They're so close she can almost touch them. She whispers warnings to keep them away. Perhaps for...


Perfect little rosebud mouth, You smiled at me with that; Your giggle fell like sprinkled coins on glass. Moonbeam eyes – a-sparkle. Eyes like opals...

Night Sky

Red haze; An ochre-mud static paints itself over our retreating darkness. We all see the comet, White-eyed, silver-haired, A spot of paint spilled...

Mama's Words

The words of a story leap off the page. I've read that sort of thing in book reviews before. Maybe they seem to. Mama's words are different. They do...


I paint the sky first, beginning with a pure white, washing in some blue, then a different blue, a bright winter aqua. I paint a darker blue into the...