Pick of the day

Beyond reflection

(I have also lost my way
trying to get somewhere
no one thought existed
to a place as yet unfound)

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Story of the week

With or Without You

We promise ourselves to remember…always. Sometimes memories can eventually be washed away like sandcastles on a beach…
Dan Foley had waited for this all of his life. It’s said that a cyclops can see the day it is destined to die from birth. In Dan’s case, he had lived and now it was time that he didn’t. There had been stuff in-between, though. In-between childhood and now. He had existed. He had loved.
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Poem of the week

A Paradise Not Yet Lost

just some thoughts while out early this morning; photo taken then

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Story and Poem of the Week and Inspiration Point 17 September 2021

Chosen by Ewan.

Difficult as always to choose just one of each.


Story of the Week.

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Story and Poem of the Month

Chosen by Ewan.

As always it is no burden to choose the Picks of the Month on ABCTales. Consistently high standards of writing often put me in awe of so many of our members.


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A Working Class State of Mind by Colin Burnett: Review

Once again, It's my pleasure to announce the publication of ABCTales writer Colin Burnett's debut short story collection. Here's a review by Celticman:

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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 claudine@abctales.com or jane@abctales.com with your desired username and...Read more

'Waiting For Another Velvet Morning' by Julia Macpherson. Reviews!

This one is personal for a few of us on ABCTales. Julia (Overthetop1) was one of our much loved users as is her mother Coral (seashore).

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Our Story and Poem for the month of February very kindly chosen by Jolono:


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Bee's Journey

Picks of the Month


Approximately one hour ago my head fell off. I could have struggled, tried to stick it back on but it was almost gone, already toppling.

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