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I have 307 stories published in 14 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 100454 times and 268 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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Ten Years Married (Part 1 of 2)

2000 Hoping I’m beautiful. Standing there in the white dress, with the blossoms in my hair. The sun twinkling off the pond, and the wind blowing. My...
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“He’s coming back!” she screamed. “We have to get to Grandma!” We could see Grandma, eclipsed in the mix of night and urban shadows, but the shape of...


She knows the routine. She expects the routine. She’s home from work, hanging up her coat, turning the heat pump on, when she gets his call. “Hey,...

What Would Time Know?

He walks up to her door. Or at least he thinks he does, because really all the doors look alike, all the units lined up amidst blooming gardens and...
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She takes her wings out. Sometimes, when she’s alone. She holds them out in front of her the way you might a long dress, shaking them a couple of...