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Story and Poem of the Week and Inspiration Point

It's an all female one this week! Big congratulations to rosaliekempthorne for her stunning two parter 'True Stories' and to Di_Hard for her wonderful 'june 20th'. Do read both (with your sun hat on and a cold drink, if it's anything like where I live) https://www.abctales.com/story/rosaliekempthorne/true-stories-part-1-2 https://www.abctales.com/story/rosaliekempthorne/true-stories-part-2-or-2 https://www.abctales.com/story/dihard/june-20th...

Story and Poem of the Week and Inspiration Point

Posted by Philip Sidney on Sat, 20 Jun 2020 One thing about this glitch in our history is that it's given us tme to reflect. The two picks for this week are excellent aids to our own mullings. Story of the week goes to Error_404's deeply poignant, Memory Lake: https://www.abctales.com/story/error404/memory-lake Poem of the week goes to littleditty's inventive prose poem, This Year's Walk: https://www.abctales.com/story/littleditty/years-walk08...

Story and Poem of the Week and Inspiration Point

Big congratulations to our two winners today: Poem of the Week - Iriecat by Lavadis Story of the Week - Tales from the Psych Ward - Part 1 Do read both - they're wonderful! https://www.abctales.com/story/lavadis/iriecat https://www.abctales.com/story/lem/tales-psych-ward-part-1 Here's the Inspiration Point: inspiration-point-ip I hope you all have a great weekend

Annest Gwilym (2020) What the Owl Taught Me

Annest Gwilym (2020) What the Owl Taught Me. I'm very pleased to put Annest's new book on our front page. Writing as Rosa Cruz, many of these poems were published on ABCTales. Below is a wonderful review by our own celticman, followed by a link to her page where you can order. If you pay with Paypal, your address will be added automatically. 'I don’t usually review poetry. I’ll tackle pretty much anything else—fiction, factual biography, drama,...

Story and Poem of the Month

Story and Poem of the Month for May very kindly chosen by Mark Say: Story of the month Top choice this month is After Gyles’ Quay by Sean McNulty, vivid portrayal of how a group of boys react to the death of an old friend. It comes with humour and sadness, and provides a strong portrayal of how children begin to grope their way towards adulthood. https://www.abctales.com/ story/sean-mcnulty/after- gyles-quay Two others I greatly enjoyed: the two...

Story and Poem of the Week and Inspiration Point

Thank you again for so much wonderful writing this week. There's been some intensely personal pieces, some commentary on the world, some beautiful pieces of nature writing, some marvellous escapism. Welcome to all those who have just joined us, and to old friends who have returned.

The Trouble With Magical Beings by JoAnne Stefanizzi (Penny4athought)

I am very pleased to announce the publication of 'The Trouble With Magical Beings' by JoAnne Stefanizzi who writes on ABCTales as Penny4athought: 'Nine year old Daniel is flying his kite along the beach late at night when something begins to spark in the tail of his kite. He's afraid his precious kite is on fire and he doesn’t want anything to happen to his kite. His dad built it with him two year ago and they can never build another one because...

Story and Poem of the Week and Inspiration Point

Posted by Philip Sidney on Fri, 22 May 2020 Have you been zooming/Teaming and all of those other virtual methods of communicating? Remember those luxurious days of careless touch and wandering? Although our day to day lives are curtailed, there's time to travel to the past and capture moments from memories and share them here. Our two picks of the week are fabulous examples of this. Poem of the week goes to Socialeaf with a blending of love -...

Full Filler by Ice Rivers

I'm very pleased to announce the publication of 'Full Filler' by ABCTaler Ice Rivers. Here's what he says: 'When I discovered that I had prostate cancer, I decided to describe on ABC tales the journey wherever it may lead. It led to the past, the present and the future in random order. It led to untapped imagination beyond the restrictions of time. It led to a confluence of life journeys both external and internal. When organized, they came to...

Story and Poem of the Week and Inspiration Point

We have been inundated once more, with some wonderful pieces. Thank you all for making ABCTales such a supportive and inspiring place to visit. I'd also like to welcome our new members - and if you're reading this and wondering if it's worth emailing to set up an account, take a look here: https://www.abctales.com/story/drewgummerson/flamingo-dreams Anyway - Poem of the Week goes to penguin for the wonderful 'Adopting At Our Age' https://www...

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