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Britney Spears: Unbreakable, producer and director Maureen Goldthorpe and Brian Aabech.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Britney-Spears-Unbreakable-Louise-Burke/dp/B07T7KSYN1 There’s a new documentary out about Britney Spears revolving around her court-sanctioned conservatorship order that has lasted thirteen years and counting. I Care a Lot described as a psychological thriller shows how these orders really work. They are intended to protect those that need spoon fed and allocated pocket money, but only if they show that they need it...

The Chronicles of a Lady (and her Maid)

A while ago, I had a bit of dialogue running through my head and I've learned, through bitter experience, that sooner or later I would have to commit it to writing before it drove me completely crackers! So, I did, and it became a short story called 'She Who Would Valiant Be!' here on ABCtales. It was totally unlike anything I'd ever written before but I was rather taken with the characters and wanted to see what might happen to them next, so I...

The Investing Game

$5K - 52 Weeks - 20 Penny Stocks One Winner!! Current Status ( -$834.21 ) Week - 4 Witchcraft & Wizards Belief systems and the market and life in general. I think, I want v. I feel, I need. The paradox of mathematical perfection against the chaos of belief and feeling. I was raised Roman Catholic and so had an early and somewhat rigid version of beliefs gotten at second hand. I never really took to it myself and if pressed on the issue today...

Story and Poem of the Week and Inspiration Point

Posted by airyfairy on Fri, 12 Mar 2021 Thank you again for all the lovely reads this week. Story of the Week is mitzi44's 'A Friend Indeed'. This series has been splendid from the beginning, and this evocation of childhood friendship, and the mishaps that can befall a big sister trying to be kind, are a joy to read: A Friend Indeed | ABCtales Poem of the Week goes to 'Don't Name Them' by Mentalelf. I found this quite extraordinary. It's spare,...

Story and Poem of the Week and Inspiration Point

Thank you again for all the lovely reads this week. Story of the Week is mitzi44's 'A Friend Indeed'. This series has been splendid from the beginning, and this evocation of childhood friendship, and the mishaps that can befall a big sister trying to be kind, are a joy to read: A Friend Indeed | ABCtales Poem of the Week goes to 'Don't Name Them' by Mentalelf. I found this quite extraordinary. It's spare, terse even, but its story of love, pain...

The Ghost Inside My Child, Prime, edited by Caleb Emerson.

https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x64a7x6 https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x64a7x2 I wrote a story a good while ago (I don’t exactly remember when, because it wasn’t very good) about reincarnation. The plot was simple. This rich guy had found a chemical marker that could be traced and he could leave his substantial wealth to himself. Cut out the middle man, sons and daughters. Win-win. Hokum. I was, of course, aware that of the myths of paying...

Story and Poem of the Month

Our Story and Poem for the month of February have very kindly been chosen by airyfairy: Lots of lovely things on ABCTales this month – many thanks to everyone for providing such absorbing, touching, funny and just plain brilliant stuff. Firstly, a shout out to a few of the brilliant series that are on the site at the moment. I have picked out the latest episodes, but please do go back and read from the start - you won’t regret it. Mitzi44’s...

The Investing Game

$5K - 52 Weeks - 20 Penny Stocks One Winner!! Current Status ($934.91) Week - 3 Dungeons & Dragons Sometimes displayed as D&D should not be confused with DD. Normally we refer to “Due Diligence” as a process of vetting a potential investment. Is it a stable company with a reliable customer base, adequate financing and a strong track record of profits? I personally recommend Caterpillar (CAT). Just the highlights here: A $200 share price...

Great Scottish Writers: Janice Galloway.

Janice Galloway’s autobiographies This is Not About Me and All Made Up begin in the same way: ‘This is my family’. Stylistically, she doesn’t use quotation marks. There’s no standard way of writing in the Scottish language and dialect. I was checking her work out to find some kind of consistency in my writing. Reaching for the musicality of speech mixed with social realism. She’s light-touch and mostly Standard English. Not into writing as we...

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