Story and Poem of the Week and Inspiration Point

It's been wonderful to see so many new writers on ABC Tales, and so many regulars posting really fantastic stuff.  It makes choosing these Picks all the harder, but it's a hugely enjoyable task.

Story of the Week is Beekery's 'An Open Letter To Perpetual Sadness'.  It's about living with cancer, and it's funny, angry, wise and very, very readable.  Do please have a look if you haven't already:

Our poets have been on great form this week.  After a lot of lovely reading and re-reading I've gone for lenchenelf's 'Buyer's Market'.  It's a beautiful, spare retelling of 'The Little Match Girl', brought heartrendingly up to date:

This week's Inspiration Point is here:

Good luck, and have a lovely weekend!