Pick of the day
Posted by Joshua D. Frame on Wed, 17 Sep 2014Blood on the prison cell walls plead poetry. Calking up the unversed cracks tiling his barracade, staining a voice for the man who wasn’t given one. He wrote of many things. Past loves, the passing of loves he’d lost, along with the loss of loving altogether. That loss undoubtedly the only thing he had collected during his sentence.Read more
Story of the week
Posted by Noo on Thu, 11 Sep 2014
When Jamie woke up that October morning, the bruise had appeared on his right bicep, large and livid and he had absolutely no idea how he’d got it. He looked in the mirror, twisting slightly to the side, so he could get the angle better. It was a dark flower of purple and vermillion, a bloom of broken blood. As he got dressed after his shower, he was very careful putting his shirt on.
Poem of the week
Posted by adld on Sat, 06 Sep 2014
Time-lined, I drink tonight
with smooth-faced people.
Share cigarettes, talk much, join
drink for birthday drink with younger friends.
A toilet's shock reflection let’s me know
that each and every year has taken toll.
I sometimess think mirrors should be banned
for older men - at least when drunk
Ewan Lawrie, a long-time editor on ABCtales, is two-thirds of the way to publishing his historical novel Gibbous HouseRead more
ABCtaler John Giffard (http://www.abctales.com/user/john-giffard) has written one of the poems in this new anthology. Heroes, 100 Poems from the New Generation of War Poets. Edited by John Jeffries.