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Ukulele Lesson 1

The longest journey must begin with a single step. Me and my new ukulele friend have a long way to go. We have a relationship to build, a trust to develop, unknown experiences to go through together, and I'm sure some disagreements. But if we can learn from each other, what better journey is there to embark upon. This is that first, tiny step...

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Story of the week

The Train You Rode In On

 
In their notes, the more scholarly Kindred Eyes had already thrown down a gush of ways to describe what the Rinsed Face exercise meant, according to Elder, at various times. 
Peel off bandages, expose past wounds.
Bring to light the lasting dark. 
Get past the anxieties and uncertainties of modern life. 
Go over and beyond the limits of communication. 
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Poem of the week

In IKEA, he dreams about the woman he loves

I'm eating the usual Daim Bar cake,

taking note as this incredible day

continues to unfold

like a bolt of silk.

 

Kissed on the back of my neck

by the sun in all of its splendour

through plate glass, I stretch

like a black cat under

the heat. Rub my hand on it,

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Features

Story and Poem of the Month

Our Story and Poem of the Month for July, very kindly selected by airyfairy:

 

 

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Story and Poem of the Week and Inspiration Point

Do remember the online reading event on the 26th of August - we'd lovRead more

Novellas. Call for Submissions

I've been sent this by Leamington Books which is run by an old ABCTaler who's very kindly agreed to do a little question and answer session for us as a fundraiser soon.

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

Bee's Journey

Picks of the Month

In IKEA, he dreams about the woman he loves

I'm eating the usual Daim Bar cake,

taking note as this incredible day

continues to unfold

like a bolt of silk.

 

Kissed on the back of my neck

by the sun in all of its splendour

through plate glass, I stretch

like a black cat under

the heat. Rub my hand on it,

slow, savour my skin.

 

I look at the sky

through huge, blue windows.

 

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WebWorld (1.1)

Part 1: Global Warming

1.

“It’s getting worse down there.”

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