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Yo Dominator! (Poetry monthly)

This piece is a reply to all the misogynistic songs that degrade women. It's not my usual style but I wanted to try something a bit different for the poetry monthly. 

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Story of the week

The Child

A true story.
Photograph by Sergio Maistrello
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Poem of the week


the beauty of dying


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Story and Poem of the Month, November 2015

I’m delighted to be able to pass on the news concerning the Poem and Story of the Month award for November 2015:

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Story, Poem and Inspiration Point of the Week

Lisa Hinsley is a prodigiously talented writer and an inspirational woman.  I'm delighted to announce that her piece Child is our story of the week:


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Story, Poem and Inspiration Point of the Week

It's been a wonderful week for posting on ABCTales and consequently it's been really hard to pick the best of the best -  especially prose - but here are my choices: Poem of the Week goes to Michael S R Valentine for Horreur a Paris - a powerful and heartfelt reacti...Read more

Story, Poem and Inspiration Point of the Week

Whilst Elliot’s Prufrock might have measured out his life in coffee spoons it sometimes feels like I’m measuring mine out in story and poem of the week announcements.  Thankfully stories and poems are far better and more beautiful things to measure ones temporality...Read more

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into the grey afternoon

In the woods with the child his impotent rage subsided some. He breathed deeply among the trees and crouched with the child by huge fungi and fallen logs and pinecones and many other treasures, and he held her close to him and felt her warmth and her life against his skin and felt very stupid and sorry.

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A schoolgirl draws.

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