Pick of the day

Crow

 

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Story of the week

You're Doing Great

From the moment my wife’s waters broke, I knew I had some serious shit to sort out.

It was Wednesday morning and I’d just come home from walking the dog.

“Erm, I think you might want to see this,” said my wife, while Charlie the dog trotted off to his bed, his claws clacking on the laminate like my Mum’s knitting needles working on a pair of bootees. 
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Poem of the week

Crow

 

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Features

Story and Poem of the Week and Inspiration Point

A big thank you to everyone who's posted their work on ABCTales this week and to all the lovely editors who give up their time to wave their cherry wands - and there have been masses of cherries this week!

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100 Quatorzains by John Wilks

100 Quatorzains by John Wilks

Review by Ewan

Available in paperback from Amazon, priced at £10:

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Story and Poem of the Month

Our Story and Poem for the month of April have very kindly been chosen by love_writing. Here's what she's written:

 

 

 

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Story and Poem of the Month

Our Story and Poem for the month of February have very kindly been chosen by airyfairy:   Read more

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO JOIN ABCTALES.COM

We have had to suspend the automatic joining facility for a while so if you would like to join us please email claudine@abctales.com or jane@abctales.com with your desired username and...Read more

'Waiting For Another Velvet Morning' by Julia Macpherson. Reviews!

This one is personal for a few of us on ABCTales. Julia (Overthetop1) was one of our much loved users as is her mother Coral (seashore).

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Bee's Journey

Picks of the Month

Icecream

 

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just deserts

I wander beside the desert

unfurling like a sea

of chrysanthemum petals

 

wondering, Do fish swim

under those diminishing curves?

For sure, there are no crabs

to sideways scrabble scrawl

like war correspondents reporting

a retreating tide

 

no yellow winkles, whelks or dapper hermit crabs

to make their groove in a wave lapping LP

 

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