Pick of the day

The Oil Refinery

You drive past the oil refinery on your way to work. It’s hard not to notice it; you can see it for miles from the motorway that curves round past it. Even if you try to look the other way, say at the Kelpies; the two domineering steel sculptural horse heads wriggling in their silent agony as you pass, your head still automatically turns back like a magnet to the refinery.

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Story of the week

relapse prevention therapy

When I was five I was raped. He said it was a game. It wouldn’t hurt. These are clichés.  
I sometimes tell my students that fiction often isn’t fiction and power is often about desire. They’re too young to understand, of course. People are never what they seem.
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Poem of the week




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Posted by Insertponceyfrenchnamehere on Fri, 01 Sep 2017

Poetry Monthly – September

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Story and Poem of the Week and Inspiration Point

Posted by airyfairy:

There is so much good stuff on ABC Tales at the moment that it becomes increasingly difficult to make the week's Picks, which this week have involved much deliberation and pleasurable re-reading. 

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Picks of the Month


The telly is not working so I forced myself to write a poem.

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This is My Rifle . . . This is My Gun

What do you most fear in war?

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