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Interview about The Road of a Thousand Tigers

Firstly, I'd like to wish everyine a very happy Christmas - & let's all keep writing in 2019! Here's an interview link with a fellow writer Christal Rice Cooper, it gives a little insight into the novel, its links and a little bit about the process. https://chrisricecooper.blogspot.com/2018/12/009-inside-emotion-of-ficti...

Merry Christmas!

Time to dust down the underwhelming decorations, hope the lights don't fuse the electrics and wish all ABCTalers a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year. Thank you so much for the wonderful poetry and prose you've shared with us, and for the endless encouragement and generosity you've offered to your fellow writers. The biggest thank you goes to our wonderful team of editors who give their time freely to keep things running and to John our...

Eastendbutchers Short Story Collection.

Posted by jolono on Mon, 17 Dec 2018 My new book is now available on Amazon. It's a collection of 25 short stories. Some have been on here and some haven't. Some I've brought back to life and given them a bit of a twist. I was always worried of losing them somewhere, I recently moved house and couldn't find my external hardrive( where I keep all my writing), for weeks. Once I found it I thought, why don't I publish them and then they'll always...

Eastendbutchers Short Story Collection.

My new book is now available on Amazon. It's a collection of 25 short stories. Some have been on here and some haven't. Some I've brought back to life and given them a bit of a twist. I was always worried of losing them somewhere, I recently moved house and couldn't find my external hardrive( where I keep all my writing), for weeks. Once I found it I thought, why don't I publish them and then they'll always be out there! Hope you like them! Here...

Colson Whitehead (2016) The Underground Railway.

Colson Whitehead’s The Underground Railway was a winner of The National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 2017. There’s not a lot of room on the front cover for namedropping, but Barrack Obama describes the book as ‘Terrific’ and the New York Review of Books, ‘Dazzling’. I guess it resonates for a number of reasons. In some ways the story of Cora, a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia in the nineteenth century, before the...

Make a Christmas Wish

Double yolk eggs are single eggs that happen to have two yolks in them. They happen when a hen releases one yolk too soon after a prior one, and both become encased in the same egg. The odds of cracking open a double egg yolk are a thousand to one. Bet one dollar win a thousand. Today, our daughter Mary came to visit. I've been counting the days to her visit for at least two months. We have been living in North Carolina for the last six months...

Story and Poem of the Week and Inspiration Point

Both the picks for this week are on the themes of love and journeys, approached in very different ways. Story of the Week goes to rosaliekempthorne's 'Leaving', which evokes the anxieties that love brings, even when, or perhaps particularly when, the love is happy and fully reciprocated. The conclusion of this is superb. This story may have ended, but we are already being led into the narrator's next nighmare: https://www.abctales.com/story/...

Happiness is a warm keyboard=I live to and love to write

The night air is chilled but the climb up the ladder is thrilling…as I lift the skylight’s heavy cover and push it carefully off the opening… I feel the freedom in the first breath of night air as I lift myself up onto the edge...and out onto the roof top...I am immediately thrust into a magical place as I stare into the deep, quiet darkness filled with starlight above and street lights below. It is a world beyond the normal, a world where...

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