Pick of the day

For Miranda

For Miranda


picture me as Whistler’s Mother,

arranged in black and grey

watching a magic-lantern shadow-show

‘recherche du temps perdu’


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Story of the week

Artur and Guillaume (part 1)

Artur lands heavily on his skinny Gallic arse as he is thrown unceremoniously from the door of Les Jolies Filles brothel, Rue Guy de Maupassant, in the now largely forgotten French town of N____.
     “And don't come back until you have more than a few sou in your pockets!" 
    The large black man who acts as a both hawker and protector of the girls shouts down at Artur before he slams shut the door. 
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Poem of the week

To my imaginary child


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Story and Poem of the Week and Inspiration Point

I'm taking a short break from melting in the heat to bring you this week's picks:

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Story and Poem of the Month

Our Story and Poem for the month of July, very kindly chosen by Ewan:


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Very excited to announce ABCTales' very first virtual reading night!

It will be taking place via Zoom on August 27th at 7pm BST and we would love to see as many of you as possible, either as readers or members of the audience.

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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 admin@abctales.com with your desired username and we will set up an account for you. It's all free!

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'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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Bee's Journey

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Love is a Labour


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