Story and Poem of the Week and Inspiration Point

Difficult to choose, as always. Nice to see Terrence Oblong back and indeed Craven Danger’s misadventures and the disturbingly funny pieces from Simon Barget.


Story of the Week is from a debutant writer Russ Lowe. “Take It Back”. It’s a bitterly funny time-machine piece, with sly nods to Back to the Future and a bitterly funny tone. Welcome to ABCTales.



Poem of the Week is always a difficult choice for anyone I think, given there are so many exceptional poets on ABCTales, as there always have been. Relative newcomers are also maintaining the high standards set. I particularly enjoyed Marandina’s Mehtab Bagh (Moonlight Garden).


However, this weeks accolade goes to Jane Hyphen’s “After the Blizzard” which contained beautiful and fey images.



DON’T FORGET! There are still places available for the ABCTales Virtual Reading 


ABCTales is holding a virtual reading night on Saturday 27th February (UKT), running from 19:00 to 21:00.    

Our members will be reading poems, short stories and extracts from novels.

If you’d like to read your work (max ten minutes), then please contact (slots do fill quickly). 

Likewise, if you have any questions about attending the reading and how it works, Mark is happy to answer any questions. 

The sessions we’ve held so far have been great fun – please do join us, just don’t forget to register on the link below!


And lastly the Inspiration Point for this week is Others’ Shoes. Put yourself in someone else’s place. Walk a mile in their shoes. Don’t write what you think. Write what you imagine they think.



Thank you. It's lovely to be here and to be surrounded and encouraged by so many great writers. Thoroughly enjoyed everything I've read here so far. 

Ross wink