ABCtales 2016 London Competition

The details of our fantastic new competition can be found here:

http://www.abctales.com/blog/tcook/new-abctales-competition

Best of luck to all entrants!

 

 

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FRAMED

There is a picture in a silver frame - My Grandparents on their wedding day; And a metal box with water stains That still retains the pungent smell...
Cherry

Caring

' ...looks like it's down to me to show you around...! I've only got ten minutes left of my shift then I'm into overtime! Management won't be happy...
Gold cherry

Icarus Falling

The smell of aviation fuel and the throaty sound of the Le Rhône engine on start-up was the best part of any sortie, Fawcett believed. 'The promise...
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Cherry

Class warfare, 1916

Jackie and Cedric are both WWI soldiers who have spent their 24-hour leave in Paris. But there is a difference: Cedric is the son of a Marquis and lives in a huge draughty stately home, while Jackie is the son of a railway official. They exchange their experiences of the last 24 hours as they travel back to the Somme.
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Cherry

THE SEEDS OF PEACE

In ancient times sweet flowers grew White as the snow, fresh as the dew; They wove them into garlands then For maids to wear on long fair hair when...
Cherry

Trench Feet

Mother was pleased that Father was dead, because the thought of me getting divorced from a wonderful girl that had given me everything and three...
Cherry

The moon-men

He’d been standing watch for hours; his legs aching from crouching and from stumbling over shell shattered duckboards and wading through thick,...
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Upturned

I am suffering in hell; sinking in sludge and mud. Christ! Bombarded by shells; sometimes drowned in a flood; trapped among hairy rats; my clothes...
Cherry

An Indecorous Sweetness

It conjures bloodied mud and men, yet there were sunny days, and grass and flowers grew between shell holes and trenches. Blue skies stretched over...

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