Pick of the day

Neighbour (April 1)


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Story of the week

Five go to Happy Island

“I’m really looking forward to this holiday,” said Julian, as they stepped off the ferry, “Happy Island sounds a hoot.”
“Yes,” agreed Anne, “it’s really fabulous, it’s so isolated it doesn’t even appear on the maps or anything. And hardly anyone lives here, we’ll practically have the island to ourselves.”
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Poem of the week

I'm sure there used to be birdsong

There is a woman (or man) tapping at the window. I think they need something.Read more



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Poetry Monthly

You had a go at kennings this month and some of the pieces were deeply imaginative. Here are three crackers:

Ed Crane’s beautifully textured leather cloth war:

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Story and Poem of the Week and Inspiration Point

Two brilliant pieces get my pick this week - 'Five Go To Happy Island' by Jed and Alun (with a little help from Terrence Oblong) and 'I'm sure there used to be birdsong' by Ledru who is a very welcome new member:

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Another ABC book gets published - if you help!

Simon Miller's Ebolowa is 87% funded on Unbound but needs your help to get over the line! The book has been on ABCtales and Simon is more than grateful for the really helpful feedback he's received from members.

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Bee's Journey

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Long, Tall Sallly


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Extra Time


Death lingered in the hall,

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