Story and Poem of the Week and Inspiration Point

Firstly this week, I'd like to say a big thank you to everyone who's donated to our JustGiving account. As you know every single penny goes towards vodka for the editors running ABCTales. I would dearly like to thank each of you individually but unlike the old days when money was sent to our PayPal account, I don't always see who's been kind enough to donate, so this collective gratitude will have to do.

If anyone would prefer to give directly, please contact me ( and I can give you our ABCTales bank account details so you can do a direct transfer. I'll also be able to thank you individually and JustGiving won't take a cut!

Anyway, onto the picks .. we've had a rush of brilliant prose this week and it was particularly hard to single out one, but I have, and it's Sean McNulty's The Melediction of the Moneyed. Our Poem of the Week goes to Ralph for his very moving Arrowhead.


Here's the new Inspiration Point:


I hope you all have a lovely Easter, and don't forget to put your clocks forward on Sunday (if in the UK) smiley