Pick of the day

No Dear, Harper Murphy

Blood 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

Bloom

Bloom

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.

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Poem of the week

Time-Lined

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

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Features

An Interview with Ewan Lawrie, Author of Gibbous House

Ewan Lawrie, a long-time editor on ABCtales, is two-thirds of the way to publishing his historical novel Gibbous House

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Story, Poem And Inspiration Point Of The Week

It's been a fantastic week for quality submissions in both poetry and prose.  That makes for fabulous reading but creates great challenges when deciding who and what should be awarded picks of the week, but...

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Heroes: 10 Poems from the New Generation of War Poets

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.

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An interview with Laurie Avadis, author of Ex

As many of you know by now, Laurie Avadis (better known here as lavadis) is one of three ABC authors currently crowdfunding the publication of a novel on Unbound.

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