Pick of the day

She had not aged well

She had not aged well

flora and fauna

grew within the rift valleys 

below her eyes 

and a legion of tiny ailerons  

dragged the corners of her mouth

into a dystopian grimace 

 

This was the conspiracy of time

it's heft and yaw 

smuggled into the cavities 

deep within her skull

and the dreams 

the constant fucking dreams 

of hands and mouths 

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Story of the week

All the Ghosts of Us

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It's like a movie viewed over and over

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Poem of the week

Maudlin Tuesday Afternoon Poem

Looking into a creased photograph that is propped on a bookshelf
there is no line between us and even the sky that frames us
seems to be pushing us together. Then, I was a head and a half
taller than you, I had been running and we held medals, we were

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Features

Story, Poem and Inspiration Point of the Week

Congratulations this week to Bee for her stunning, multi-layered piece on memories, and to Barely Black Francis for his wonderful poem on parenthood:

 

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Roll Up, Roll Up

A guest post by ABCtales Author Ewan Lawrie:

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Unbound to Publish ABCtales Author

Ex, a novel written on ABCtales by Laurie Avadis (or lavadis), has now reached 100% funding on Unbound, and the book will soon be going to press!

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Story, Poem and Inspiration Point of the Week

Jolono takes the story honours this week.  His eponymous character Jack Winter is resurrected for a villainous Autumn return:

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