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Story and Poem of the Week and Inspiration Point

Posted by Philip Sidney on Fri, 21 Jun 2019 Summer's been a bit of a wash-out but everything in the ABCtales' garden is rosy. I've gone for a clutch of pieces that didn't get the golden cherries in the week but are no less deserving for that. First-up, a lovely piece of nature writing from Di-Hard is our poem of the week: https://www.abctales.com/story/dihard/18th-june-woods-and-back Story of the week is one that spoke to me for lots of reasons...

Story and Poem of the Week and Inspiration Point

What a wealth of treasures posted this week - I think the rain must have inspired you all! Story of the week goes to celticman (who is on a roll at the moment) for ' Puddle of Land' and our Poem of the Week is Ewan's ' Quincite'- both brilliant so do read and share: puddle-land quincite Here's this week's Inspiration Point: https://www.abctales.com/inspiration-point-ip I hope you all have a great weekend!

Story and Poem of the Week and Inspiration Point

Posted by airyfairy on Fri, 07 Jun 2019 There's been some brilliant writing on the site this week, lots of marvellous pieces which I've read and re-read trying to decide the Picks. In the end, Story of the Week goes to The Lost Children by harveyjoseph. This one has haunted me since I read it. It harks back to a dark past and also offers a plausible vision of an uncertain future: https://www.abctales.com/story/harveyjoseph/lost-children Poem of...

STORY AND POEM OF THE MONTH

Our Story and Poem of the Month for May, very kindly picked by Alex Smith (london_calling79): With summer on the doorstep and the football season’s dying embers giving rise to summer sports, of course I’ve gone for something suitably dichotomous for the poem of the month. Di_hard’s sumptuous and sure-footed paean to bluebells: https://www.abctales.com/story/dihard/bluebells For the story of the month it had to be johnshade’s towering and ominous...

Story and Poem of the Week and Inspiration Point

Posted by Philip Sidney on Fri, 24 May 2019 Shakespeare is such an inspiration so thank you to Airyfairy for coming up with the brilliant idea - so many good pieces arose that I had to pick two. Story of the week goes to Jane Hyphen's tragic history, Anthony and Cleopatra - I defy you to read and not weep: https://www.abctales.com/story/jane-hyphen/anthony-and-cleopatra Poem of the week goes to Forest Forever's comic/tragic/history - true love...

Story and Poem of the Week and Inspiration Point

Posted by airyfairy on Fri, 17 May 2019 This week's picks are a bit different from usual in that they are linked. It goes to show how reading another person's work can spark a different but related bit of creativity in ourselves, with wonderful results. The original piece was Jane Hyphen's brilliant story 'I Woke Up (in inverted commas)'. Whether as warning for the future or commentary on the present, it sends shivers down the spine: https://www...

STORY AND POEM OF THE MONTH

Our Story and Poem for the month of April has very kindly been selected by Parson Thru: Poem: Pick of the Month, Di_Hard hits the nail on the head https://www.abctales.com/story/dihard/change-address digging into our attachment to bricks and mortar - spiritual, rather than the more usual financial. Her well-chosen metaphor strikes a chord with many. seafret https://www.abctales.com/story/seafret/platform-remembering produces a crisp piece with a...

Story and Poem of the Week and Inspiration Point

I was going to open this with a complaint about the rain, (for those of you outside the UK it is almost illegal for us not to comment on the weather at least once in any piece of writing) - but the sun has just come out - so things are looking up! Lots of wonderful pieces to choose from this week, as ever, but my personal picks are as follows: Poem of the Week goes to the deeply moving 'Wear and Tear' by london_calling79, and our Story of the...

Story and Poem of the Week and Inspiration Point

Posted by Philip Sidney on Fri, 26 Apr 2019 I hope you've had a lovely break over the holiday season. I certainly have - and it's been much enhanced by the good writing on the site. Stroy of the week was tough but I've gone fo a value busting 4 for the price of 1 fom Airyfairy with her delightful modern fable https://www.abctales.com/story/airyfairy/tower-strength-ip-part-4-4 Poem of the week was rivetting and gave me the shivers, well done...

Story and Poem of the Week and Inspiration Point

It's the most beautiful day where I live - the first really warm one of the year, so it's been a great pleasure to sit here by the open door into the garden catching up on some of the wonderful writing that's been posted this week. Poem of the Week was particularly hard as there's been so much good stuff, and I would like to give a very honourable mention to Philip Sidney for 'Misogyny in the 70s' which has been pipped to the post by a hair's...

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