Story and Poem of the Week and Inspiration Point

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A hard job choosing this week's Picks, as ever. And the two pieces are very, very different, which is what is so lovely about the site. There's such a variety of work, truly something for everybody.

Poem of the Week is ralph's blistering 'Act! A Poem for Basildon'. Brilliant both in its evocation of time and place, and its call to action now. One way or another, it will make you think. Act! A Poem for Basildon | ABCtales

Story of the Week is the first part of Penny4athought's captivating tale of childhood and enchantment, 'Unwanted Magic'. A child's acceptance of the extraordinary and his efforts to combine it with real life, are a joy to read. Needless to say, go on and read what happens next! "Unwanted Magic" 1 | ABCtales

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