Story and Poem of the Week and Inspiration Point

As always, really tough to make choices.

Not surprisingly, the political situation here in the UK has moved several ABCtalers to put finger to keyboard. And opinions have differed. It's what writers do. Our Story of the Week is one such piece, Terrence Oblong's 'I Stayed Up For Portillo'. For non-UK readers, the announcement that MP Michael Portillo had lost his seat was the moment the nation realised the government had lost the 1997 general election. Whether you liked that or not, it was a defining moment. Mr Oblong conveys the magnitude of it with wit and flair: I Stayed Up For Portillo | ABCtales

Some splendid poetry, as ever, and our Poem of the Week is a bit of magic from marandina. It's a skilful homage to one of the greatest children's stories, blended with an image of that truly magical moment, the bedtime story. And if you want to recreate that moment for yourself, you can listen to the author reading it, beautifully, on SoundCloud!  A Secret Garden | ABCtales

Have a good week, everyone! 

This week's Inspiration Point is here: Inspiration Point: Writing Cues To Battle Writer's Block | ABCtales