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Location: East Falmouth
Gender: Female
Born: 02/17/59
Interests: reading, swimming, walking, visiting animal sanctuaries
Member: Premier Author
Joined: March 2008
Unicorns are real, the mermaids told me.

I am an exhausted nurse who works full time in a nursing home. Writing is a form of therapy for me. Poetry is a huge part of my life. My favorite poets are Emily Dickinson and Robert Service. Most of my poetry is about animals which I am fond of and fantasy poetry. Living here on Cape Cod, I am inspired by living near the ocean.

My husband and I share our home with two cats and four guinea pigs.

Dogs have owners, cats have staff.
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FanStory wrote to mermaids: Life on the Ark: The Owl finished third in the contest "Poem: Owls"
October 10, 2021 at 2:10AM

FanStory wrote to mermaids: Sir Winston finished second in the contest "Disabilities"
August 24, 2021 at 12:13AM
    mermaids: So honored by this win!
    August 30, 2021 at 5:39AM

FanStory wrote to mermaids: The Wings of a Butterfly finished third in the contest "Suddenly a superhero"
September 19, 2020 at 11:10AM
    mermaids: Thanks to all who voted for my Butterfly tale and congrats to the first and second place winners!
    September 19, 2020 at 11:24AM
    lyenochka: Congratulations!!
    November 23, 2020 at 5:54PM

FanStory wrote to mermaids: An Angel at Gettysburg finished third in the contest "Big Historical Event"
July 20, 2020 at 12:13AM
    mermaids: Wow! I am so honored!
    July 21, 2020 at 8:46PM

FanStory wrote to mermaids: Magical Beasts finished first in the contest "Alternate universe soulmate"
January 4, 2019 at 12:13AM
    Spitfire: Congratulations and Happy Birthday.
    February 17, 2019 at 7:56PM

FanStory wrote to mermaids: Tribble Me This, Captain. finished second in the contest "An Epic Star Trek Tale"
November 15, 2018 at 12:13AM
    mermaids: Yahoo! This is one happy Trekkie! Thanks to all who read my Tribble Tale!

    November 16, 2018 at 5:28PM

FanStory wrote to mermaids: Mobette Dickinson finished third in the contest "Snorkeling"
October 2, 2018 at 12:13AM
    mermaids: Awesome!
    October 3, 2018 at 7:20PM

FanStory wrote to mermaids: Desire Unfolds finished third in the contest "Advising Ahab"
September 8, 2017 at 2:10AM
    mermaids: I am honored! Thanks to all who voted for me!
    September 9, 2017 at 3:05PM

FanStory wrote to mermaids: Dragons of the Sea finished third in the contest "Dragons"
September 5, 2017 at 12:13AM
    Irish Rain: Congratulations!!
    September 5, 2017 at 10:54AM
    mermaids: Thanks. I am so surprised at the win!
    September 7, 2017 at 1:38PM

mermaids: One of the reasons I enjoy being here on Fanstory,is all the wonderful poems and stories I am able to read. It is a treasure to be in a place with so many great writers. I write mostly free verse and fantasy poetry about animals. Poetry is a big part of my life when I am not working as nurse or taking care of six cats and a dog.
October 23, 2010 at 7:35PM
    Peter@Poole: What about I think I enquired or even joined but I've not done anything yet. Peter
    June 2, 2011 at 4:39PM
    Frances Jean: Thank you so much for choosing my photo of a panda from FanArt. I fell much honoured. Hugs Frances
    June 10, 2011 at 5:03AM
    mermaids: Yes, Peter, go to It is easy to publish and not that expensive. You need to get your Christian poems published. Elaine
    August 27, 2011 at 11:23AM
    mermaids: Frances, your photo is awesome! Elaine
    August 27, 2011 at 11:24AM
    victortouche: Hard not to like Emily Dickenson, I concur.
    August 10, 2012 at 8:51PM
    justjo66: I have a weenie dog, too, and am a nurse. Hey, we may be long lost sisters. LOL.
    October 15, 2012 at 11:15AM
    Npenny: Thanks so much for the reviewers vote!
    May 8, 2013 at 4:18PM
    Lesley Collier: Just wanted to thank you for your great review and for taking an interest in my story. Please let me know how others respond to it if you decide to share it. Do not know how to print it out from my smartphone but if you have any advice please let me know as I would like to be able to share it with staff at the Glebe Centre so they know how much they are appreciated. Maybe I could give you my address for a copy and you could let me know of anything I can do in return. Would also like to become a fan as a lot of your work looks excellent but will have to figure out how to do that. Glad you love animals as sometimes I feel closer to them than my own family. I have had two cats, three dogs, and two rabbits and loved them all to pieces especially my rescued cat Sasha who is reflected in my poetry. Best of luck in all of your endeavours!
    October 8, 2015 at 8:33PM
    Badger_29: This party if s positively Erupting with creativity, positivity, and inspiration!
    January 1, 2017 at 4:20PM

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