Pick of the day

Candles on her grave

Like every year
this year too
I am travelling miles.
With a heavy heart,
a dark numbness,
and a blurring memory
that I try hard to keep from fading.

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Story of the week

Coast Road Rider

“The idea that we live life in a straight line, like a story, seems to me to be increasingly absurd” - Nick Cave.Read more

Poem of the week

4 Group, RAF Bomber Command

Poetry Monthly - Out of the blue

Not much of a tribute really, but...

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Video from our London Reading Night!

Finally managed to create a shiny new YouTube channel for ABCTales, and to upload some video from last week's London Reading Night. Big thanks to Judith for the filming.

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We have had to suspend the automatic joining facility for a while so if you would like to join us please email admin@abctales.com with your desired username and we will set up an account for you. It's all free!

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A gee-up for poetry monthly


Come on people, we’re half way through this month’s Poetry Monthly and the posts are not exactly flooding in. 

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Bee's Journey

Picks of the Month

The List

My mother died as she lived. In Marks and Spencer's Food Hall.

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Spin Cycle


The washing machine spins in the next room, its crescendo

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