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Story and Poem of the Week and Inspiration Point

Posted by airyfairy. The festive season is nearly over, which will be a matter of regret for some and considerable relief for others! I've always enjoyed what I gather we now call Twixmas - the decorations are still up but the pressure is over. And as ever, ABC writers have considerably enhanced my week. Story of the Week is Simon Barget's complex, entertaining and thought-provoking 'Lenny'. I can't go better than one commenter who described it...

Story and Poem of the Week and Inspiration Point

The festive season is nearly over, which will be a matter of regret for some and considerable relief for others! I've always enjoyed what I gather we now call Twixmas - the decorations are still up but the pressure is over. And as ever, ABC writers have considerably enhanced my week. Story of the Week is Simon Barget's complex, entertaining and thought-provoking 'Lenny'. I can't go better than one commenter who described it as 'remarkable...

Padding Faye Miller or Someone Like Her

I've made a few changes to my process including font, font size and method of paragraphing. I like it so far.

Amsterdam (2022), Prime, Written and Directed by David O. Russell.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amsterdam_(2022_film) Amsterdam screenplay claims to be based ‘mostly on true events’. What it means by that is there was a first world war and a second world war and there is a place called Amsterdam. Hokum stretched thinly over two-and-a-quarter hours. Anyone that watched Scooby Doo knows how this film will end with those industrialists plotting against American democracy unmasked. It had me thinking there may be...

Merry Christmas to y'all

And thank you Claudine for the spotlight on the main page. Just one correction, I didn't write the promotional blurb. Those kind words were written by Bob Jameson of WBOB. Check out WBOB. Bob has been posting informative articles about popular music for the last ten years. It's always a trat to visit WBOB on Facebook. Give it a shot. ABC tales has been instrumental to the development of my "career" as writer. I'm proud to be listed among the...

Full Filled: Etherial Serial by ABCTales' Ice Rivers - Out Now!

I'm very pleased to announce that yet another of our very talented ABCTales writers has published a new book! This time it's Ice Rivers' Full Filled: Etherial Serial. Here's what he says: Welcome to the thrilling culmination of a journey like no other. "Fullfilled (Ethereal Serial)," the third and final book of the gripping trilogy by the master storyteller Ice Rivers, is here to captivate your imagination. In this remarkable conclusion, you...

Jan Murphy (2023) The Psychic Fairy Queen.

I’m blessed enough to have a roof over my head. Blessed enough to have light and warmth on Christmas Eve. Blessed enough to be able to sit and read The Psychic Fairy Queen from start to finish without interruption, other than the necessary gallons of tea. I used to love books like this. I was brought up in a big Catholic family. There’s a joke in there about a small Catholic family not being Catholic enough. Not much call for Gwyneth Paltrow’s...

I am a Witch, Prime, produced by Frankie Guerra and directed by Andrew Castruita.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/video/detail/B0B8SRF16V/ref=atv_hm_mys_c_cm9Ytn_1_16 Blurb: Witchcraft is mainstream. The rise of Witchcraft has been steadily rising and for good reason. Hear from practicing Witches on how being a modern day Witch is not what your parents warned you about. For better or worse, Witchcraft is here to stay. Reading is what I do. I’m reading (and enjoying) Jan Murphy (2023) The Psychic Fairy Queen . I’d guess she would...

Never did write for money anyway, my books are free

I never was that interested in using writing as an income. In these days of so many people writing and self-publishing, that is ever more an unlikely thing anyway. So, just to say, my books are free on Smashwords They are on Amazon as ebooks and print books but you can't do free on Amazon and I'm not in the Kindle Unlimited club as my books aren't exclusive to Amazon.

Story of the Week, Poem of the Week and Inspiration Point 22 December 2023

Story of the Week As always there are difficult choices to make. I enjoyed Justin Tuijl’s The Others , it read like silver age sci-fi, and if the lone inhabitant of a planet is a trope, well there are reasons for that: it’s a good way to create suspense or to explore what it is to be human. This story does that. Others I enjoyed included: Celticman’s Hellish Heaven Pts 1 & 2 SeanMcNulty (ABC’s own worthy successor to Flann O’Brien )‘s...

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