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I have 467 stories published in 17 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 267329 times and 455 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


Getting Fat

Marion’s husband wants her to lose weight. And he’s vocal about it. He comes down the stairs and sees her leaning on the counter with me eating ice-...
Gold cherry

The Edge of the Forest

The forest is a clever adversary, a worthy lover, a lifelong friend, a duplicitous companion. You have to watch your every step, you watch every...


There was a picture on the wall in the library at the University I spent one and a half semesters. A young man leaning against a wall, and the words...
Gold cherry

Only She

She finishes his body to perfection, Chopping, sculpting flesh, Twisting and towering his sandstorm hair, Lifting the skin to show how the fire lurks...

Old Endings

I don’t know why I keep looking at the photographs. Every time, I put them away, up in the dust of the attic; and it’s stupid, because then I just...