Pick of the day

Dear Darkness

I saw you leave this morning...

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Story of the week

The Sleep Olympics

I was asleep when the Sleep Olympics started, meaning I missed out on all the dramatics of the Japanese contestant’s non-regulation pajama bottoms and the Brazilian candidate’s illicit Horlicks test. I slept through the whole of the first round, meaning I finished the day in gold medal position.
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Poem of the week

Trees on the Arapuni Road

When they felled the high trees
mother was delighted

she lived in fear of their imminent collapse
onto our matchbox house

despite their wounds
they lived on

great bodies stretched alongside the road
still elegant in their diminishment

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Reading Event Thank You!

A huge thank you to all who came to our Reading Event yesterday in Soho - it was wonderful to hear you read and lovely to meet you!

Next up (hoperfully) - something in the Midlands next year. Watch this space!

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Story and Poem of the Week and Inspiration Point

Thank you all for making ABCTales such a vibrant place to be. I've been choosing our picks of the week, with others, for some time now and I don't think I've ever struggled to find at least two or three stand out pieces of brilliance.

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'According To The Dandelions' by Cerasus Poetry. Review:

  'According To The Dandelions' is a compilation of 50 poems on the theme of Childhood. Available to buy now on Amazon or pre-order here: https://cerasuspoetry.com.Read more


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Story and Poem of the Month

Our Story and Poem for the month of October have very kindly been chosen by love_writing (who has just finished her MLitt with top marks - so huge congratulations to her!)    Read more

Making a Voice/Video Recording

If you have your own SoundCloud or YouTube account you can link from that (they are easy to open accounts with if you don't), but we also have an ABCTales SoundCloud and YouTube account and if you want to email your file to admin@...Read more

Bee's Journey

Picks of the Month

Seven Nights in the Flamingo Hotel

At five o’clock in the morning you are woken by the sounds of the couple in the next room arguing and this surprises you because the previous night they had kept you up with their passionate love making. And why should they have all the fun! Leaping up from your bed you had pressed your ear against the wafer-thin wall, Oh yes!

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Never trust a writer

Or even someone who just writes

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