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Story and Poem of the Week and Inspiration Point

Difficult as ever to choose, but in the end Story of the Week is mikesize1's 'Elephant Nest: Chapter One'. It made me laugh, it made me flinch, it made me wonder what was coming next: https://www.abctales.com/story/mikesize1/elephant-nest-chapter-one Poem of the Week was even harder. Eventually I went for Di_Hard's 'driverless', but with a more than honourable mention for the poem that inspired it, Jane Hyphen's 'Drivers'. Please do read both:...

POETRY MONTHLY

Hi all, hope all's good where you are and big apologies for the lateness of Poetry Monthly this time! January, as usual, brought some great writing. Here are two poems to have another look at: https://www.abctales.com/story/dihard/rv-again https://www.abctales.com/story/rhiannonw/meaningless February's theme is Connect. Do what you will with this, but please think about contributing and posting on Abctales. See you next month, Noo :)

STORY AND POEM OF THE MONTH

For January, very kindly chosen by Fatboy74: I think January is a Marmite month. For many it's the time for a fresh start, new beginnings and a chance to wipe the slate clean. For others, January's one redeeming feature, is that it's not quite as bad as November, which is universally accepted as being the worst month of the year. Whatever your feelings about January, ABCtalers have been prolific and have produced an awful lot of excellent...

Story and Poem of the Week and Inspiration Point

Posted by Philip Sidney on Fri, 01 Feb 2019 Oh it's been hard to choose! There's so much good writing on the site this week. In the end I've gone with my heart. Story of the week is Jane Hyphen's Brooksy; a low-key piece of heartbreak that echoes with the thrum of those classic chords from Dire Straits. https://www.abctales.com/story/jane-hyphen/brooksy JupiterMoon's, imbolc, is Poem of the week. Jack Frost and the Green Man meet in this quiet...

Story and Poem of the Week and Inspiration Point

As we inch our way out of winter (optimistic I know, but there should always be something to look forward to!), here are this week's wonderful picks: Story of the Week goes to celticman's wonderfully dark and funny 'Skull' and our Poem of the Week is 'Thanks in part to Louis M and William W: another love poem' by Ladle https://www.abctales.com/story/celticman/skull https://www.abctales.com/story/ladle/thanks-part-louis-m-and-william-w-a... Here'...

I Dreamt I Wrote Another Me by Alex Smith (london_calling79). Out Now!

The latest release by Cerasus Press - ' I Dreamt I Wrote Another Me' by Alex Smith has just been published. You can order your copy here: https://cerasuspoetry.com/i-dreamt-i-wrote-another-me/ or from Amazon: https://tinyurl.com/yb5gy6m4 'Alex Smith grew up a Catholic boy in Northern Ireland at the height of the Troubles, under the threat of the bomb and the gun and sectarian violence, beside a hard border and even harder men. His poetry takes...

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LUCY CAVENDISH FICTION PRIZE 2019

'The Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize was founded in 2010 by Professor Janet Todd OBE, then President of the College. Aspiring authors are invited to submit an opening to a novel (up to the first 50 pages), accompanied by a synopsis of how the novel progresses and concludes. Entrants must be female, aged 21 and over and resident in the UK. The shortlist will be announced on the College website on Wednesday 6 March 2019. The winner will be announced...

Story and Poem of the Week and Inspiration Point

Posted by airyfairy on Fri, 18 Jan 2019 ABC writers have approached the New Year with vigour, and there has been some truly exceptional writing on the site this week. After much thought, Story of the Week goes to 'Risky Business' by Tipp Hex. There's wonderful description, of people, events and scenery, and it poses thoughtful questions which really engage the reader: https://www.abctales.com/story/tipp-hex/risky-business Poem of the Week goes...

JOHN NANDY (WELL-WISHER)'S FINAL COLLECTION - OUT NOW!

John Nandy wrote for many years on ABCTales as well-wisher, and remains a much loved member of our community. His final collection, published posthumously, is available now on Amazon and his family have asked me if I could help publicise it which I do with great pleasure. You can read reviews by two lovely members below. Here's the link if you'd like to buy a copy - as you will see, we can all thoroughly recommend it!: https://www.amazon.co.uk/...

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