Pick of the day

Looking at my Father

                                                              Looking at my father


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Story of the week

Neighbourhood Blues

Monday morning, cold, wet and grey outside. Jon got up, made some tea and put his eggs on. 
Sitting down, he switched the telly on and found that Neighbourhood Blues had just started. Waves of angry nausea raced through him as he watched and listened to how the police went about their business. The presenter used the word, ‘crime’, in every other sentence but there didn’t seem to be much on offer.
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Poem of the week

Bother And O Blow!

When a mole must do spring cleaning,

He will work quite hard and so,

Moley shocked himself by saying,

“Bother and O Blow!”

But his heart was filled with longing,

And his molish will was rent

By the soft insistent calling

Of spring’s sweet discontent.

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Story, Poem and Inspiration Point of the Week

Well what a wonderful week it's been on ABCtales, especially so because some members who have been suffering the dreaded 'block' have suddenly found a way to open the floodgates.

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Story, Poem and Inspiration Point of the Week

This week's poetry pick was nominated by another ABC writer and I can't think of a better choice. Please do send us your nominations - we don't get enough!

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Story, Poem and Inspiration Point of the Week

Philip Sidney wins the story honours this week for this wonderfully transporting piece 'Ghost Hunting In New England':

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