Pick of the day

Sha-leigh - one of a series of my make-believe snapshots

She became a sweet fat girl who sold cocaine.

She did not drive but Matt who had been in her class in primary one, had a bicycle.

 Dale, who was the brother of Saskia, who had been with her since primary two and who had also been in the same foster care home, had a motorbike.

Together the three young musketeers had their very own branch of 'deliver to you.'

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Story of the week

It's the year. . .

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Poem of the week

In Lucid Dreams

From out of the woods river wends

its way along banks of tall grasses,

thistles share in this beauty with

wild flowers; while weeping willows

catch their reflection in flowing cool

water.

 

As reverie unfolds; I close my eyes

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Features

Story and Poem of the Month

Our Story and Poem of the Month for August have been chosen by Ewan. Here's what he says:

 

 

As always, singling out one of each for Picks of the Month is very difficult.

 

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THE KINDNESS BY SJ HOWARTH (ABCTales' own JupiterMoon). OUT NOW!

When you know your time is short, anything starts to feel like everything…

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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(link sends e-mail) with your desired username and we will set up an...Read more

Posting From Your Android Phone - Fixed!

Some of you have been having issues with posting your work using an android phone. Ewan and John our techie have been working really hard to fix this.

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INSIDE ELEPHANT BY CATHERINE POARCH - THE REVIEWS ARE IN!

I am very pleased to announce the publication of 'Inside Elephant' - a delightful and very special collection of poetry by our very own Catherine Poarch.

Published on December 17th, it's available to pre-order now

From Silverwood Books:

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Bee's Journey

Picks of the Month

Sea Mist

I am trying to write a ghost story every month. This one is about sailing.

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Insidious

Slowly

   gradually

     ultimately

Insidious

   Casual conversation like 

the casualties of war as 

   we're humming along in our 

   humvee

   our 

High 

  mobility

    multipurpose

     wheeled 

       vehicle

And the conversation turns lyrical;

it's a miracle

   we ain't dead 

   having hummed along this phase 

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