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Story and Poem of the Week and Inspiration Point

Posted by Philip Sidney on Fri, 11 Oct 2019 The weather and news may be bleak but ABCtales is full of life and energy! Another week of fabulous writing - thank you to all who have posted. Our picks this week both draw on the hidden depths of the domestic world. Story of the week goes to Noo with her two captivating portraits of loneliness and quiet lives behind closed doors. https://www.abctales.com/story/noo/involuntary Poem of the week goes to...

Story and Poem of the Month

September was a really great month on ABC Tales, with lots of new members and some fantastic work from both newcomers and regulars. It's been a joy to go back and read so much good stuff, but choosing was very, very hard. Story of the Month is Noo's brilliant three-parter 'Land and Water'. The writing is exceptional, drawing the reader completely into this trio of moving stories, which are both intensely intimate and universal: https://www...

London Reading Event Coming Up!

ABCTALES READINGS – LONDON, 16 th NOVEMBER It’s been a long time since the last once, but we’re pleased to announce that we have our next London reading event planned. It’s set to take place at the usual venue, The Wheatsheaf, on a Saturday afternoon from 3.00-600 on 16 th November. We hope this will be convenient for people within reach to come into London for a day trip, with plenty of time for socialising and to get trains home. It’s an...

Story and Poem of the Week and Inspiration Point

Posted by Philip Sidney on Fri, 13 Sep 2019 There's a whiff on autumn in the air - a time to reflect and drink the golden dregs of summer. I'm back to school - and as much as I enjoy it can relate to Jane Hyphen's chilly take on September - our misty poem of the week! https://www.abctales.com/story/jane-hyphen/september-chills Don't you wish you had airyfairy as a neighbour? I do, with her yellow blinds, cat and friendly assistance - not to...

Story and Poem of the Week and Inspiration Point

An avalanche of wonderful prose this week, so it's been very hard to pick one, but I'm awarding our Story of the Week to Mark Burrows for his extraordinary 'The Pigeon Variant' - and please click on the link even if you've already read it, because he's added an audio version which is every bit as good as the written one. Very honourable mentions to hudsonmoon's 'At the Butcher Shop - A Craven Danger Mystery and to the real-jaw for The Author...

STORY AND POEM OF THE MONTH

August's picks have very kindly been chosen by Ewan. Here they are: Story of the Month Top story goes to Insertponceyfrenchnamehere’s “Katy, A Ghost Story”, a story so good it makes me wish for the days when she had more time to write. https://www.abctales.com/story/insertponceyfrenchnamehere/katy-ghost-sto... An honourable mention must go, firstly, to “Tight As A Boiled Owl” by Weatherwax which achieves a difficult feat, writing historical...

Story and Poem of the Week and Inspiration Point

Posted by airyfairy on Fri, 16 Aug 2019 It's been a brilliant week on ABC. Not only have we had some wonderful work, but in response to the IP writers have been reading out their work either on their own Soundcloud or on the ABC Soundcloud account. Please keep doing it!

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