Pick of the day

Norwegian Wood

In my second year at university I had my own show on the student radio station.  The audience rarely reached double figures, but during the day the station was pumped into the student café below us and occasionally someone would bang on our door to ask for a request, or to complain about something the DJ had said.

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Story of the week

You Can't Escape Your Body

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Poem of the week

The Language of Dead Flowers

image by Johua Veitch Michaelis, source Flicker.com used in acc with CC BY SA 2.0

Some flowers wilt softly into mulch.

Others crackle and prick like autumn leaves

Or cacti.

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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


We have had to suspend the automatic joining facility for a while so if you would like to join us please email admin@abctales.com with your desired username and we will set up an account for you. It's all free!

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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

London Reading Event Coming Up!


It’s been a long time since the last once, but we’re pleased to announce that we have our next London reading event planned.

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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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