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False Confessions, Amazon Prime, 2020, director Katrine Philip.

Watch False Confessions | Prime Video (amazon.co.uk) What makes this interesting is we see footage of people who have been accused of heinous crimes—they were later proved to be innocent. We see, for example, police officers interviewing Lorenzo Montoya. He was fourteen-years-old when he walked into the police station 10 th January 2000. He was convicted of the murder of Emily Johnson, a 29-year-old teacher at Skinner Middle School, and...

ABCtales Virtual Reading Night – Video Now Live!

This just in from Mark Burrow! ABCtales Virtual Reading Night – Video Now Live! We had a great evening of poetry and prose in February and I’m delighted to say the video is now live on our YouTube Channel. Our following members appear on the video: Luigi Pagano Sean McNulty Rhiannonw Lem Ross_Lowe LittleRedHat Fran Thompson hudsonmoon celticman Simon Barget airyfairy Mark Burrow Ewan Please note, some of the readings contain strong language. To...

Story and Poem of the Month

Our Story and Poem of the Month for March have very kindly been chosen by Drew Gummerson: Picks of the Month March I joined AbcTales back in 2003. I posted my first story thinking it would disappear into the black hole of the internet but then, to my amazement, I started to get email notifications, praise, comments. It encouraged me to write more. Get better. Entertain. And I made friends. Read lots of wonderful writing. So, 18 years later, it...

The Investing Game

$5K - 52 Weeks - 20 Penny Stocks One Winner!! Current Status ( -$1,416.26 ) Week - 7 Short Week - Short Post! Overall drop again this week but slight. The market in general was substantially calmer and made a noticeable upturn from the carnage of the past month. With the US markets being closed to observe the religious holiday, all the major action was on Thursday. CYIOS Corp. (CYIO) took an 8 position tumble and gave back a little over $54 on...

Story and Poem of the Week and Inspiration Point

Pages and pages of wonderful, vibrant and imaginative writing this week - thank you so much, all of you, for keeping us entertained and for the wonderful supportive and encouraging comments you've left for each other My picks for this week: Poem of the Week goes to Daisy, Sitting on a Grave by mark-yelland-brown and Story of the Week to Mark Burrow for Christopher L Johnson's Heroic Act. Put them both on your 'must read' list and you will have a...

The Men Who Stare at Goats, BBC 2, BBC iPlayer, screenplay by Peter Straughan, adapted from a book by Jon Ronson, and directed by Grant Heslov.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00xhf50/the-men-who-stare-at-goats In many ways this is George Clooney’s creation. He’s listed as one of the producers. Producers are the guys (and it is usually men) who get the money together to make a movie. Because he’s George Clooney he can do that kind of thing. Other people will fling money at him, because it’s a no-lose situation, a film starring George Clooney is bound to make money, and if it’s...

SITE MAINTENANCE - UPDATE

Posted by airyfairy on Sun, 28 Mar 2021 We've been advised by the server that this is now likely to take place later on in the day/early evening, but there's a chance it will go on until Tuesday. Again, many apologies for the inconvenience. Hopefully it will all go smoothly and we'll be back soon! airyfairy's blog 4 reads

SITE MAINTENANCE MONDAY 29 MARCH

We've been advised by the server that this is now likely to take place later on in the day/early evening, but there's a chance it will go on until Tuesday. Again, many apologies for the inconvenience. Hopefully it will all go smoothly and we'll be back soon!

Superhuman: The Invisible Made Visible (2020), written and directed by Caroline Cory

Writing a review is straightforward. Beginning, middle and end. Often in the shape of a triangle or baggy diamond—if you get too wordy—before you reach your conclusion. You become an expert in your field with a certain gravitas. The problem here is I can think two (or more things) at once. Cognitive dissonance is a way of life for Catholics, with virgin births, saints, angels and demons, and life ever after. Heaven and hell is up for grabs,...

Storyville, Dark Secrets of a Trillion Dollar Island: Garenne, Produced and Directed by Camilla Hall.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000t86z/storyville-dark-secrets-of-a-trillion-dollar-island-garenne ‘The Island of Jersey is a self-governing possession of the British Crown separate from the UK with its own laws, financial rules and Parliament.’ Some of its most influential figures are appointed by the Queen. When secrets from its past surfaced in 2007 they revealed deep distrust and division between those now running the island, proud...

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