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Story and Poem of the Week and Inspiration Point

Posted by Philip Sidney on Fri, 13 Apr 2018 It might still be a little cool for the flowers but there's been a host of beauties blooming on the site. Very hard to choose this week but: Story of the week goes to a stunning read from Canonette: https://www.abctales.com/story/canonette/britanny Poem of the week goes to Parson Thru for a meditation on writing - and other things... https://www.abctales.com/story/parson-thru/sewing-buttons Do give the...

Unbound to Publish No Good Deed

Posted by Ewan on Fri, 13 Apr 2018 As some of you will know, my first novel, “Gibbous House” began life here on ABCTales many moons ago and was published by Unbound in January of last year. Unbound have agreed to take on the sequel, “No Good Deed”, which was also developed on ABCTales, subject to reaching its crowd-funding target. I know many ABCtalers are not rich - neither am I, if I’m honest – but if any of you do feel able to pre-order/...

STORY AND POEM OF THE MONTH

Story and Poem of the Month for March very kindly chosen by hudsonmoon: T. S. Elliott was wrong. March is the cruellest month. At least for me. These monthly picks are not easy. There is so much to choose from. But I had to go with the ones that stuck in my head. The tale Sunrise by Richard Dobbs was moving and well written. I always seem to find myself drawn to stories of war. The brutal doings affect us all. And,the horrible truth is, we never...

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POETRY MONTHLY

Poetry Monthly - April As usual, you lovely people at ABCtales rose to the challenge and came up with some fantastic writing on the theme of Heart Songs. If you’d like a reading treat, here are three to go back to: https://www.abctales.com/story/torscot/heart-songs-poetry-monthly https://www.abctales.com/story/alice-hamilton/affair https://www.abctales.com/story/dihard/hearth-song April’s theme is Mamihlapinatapai! It’s from the Yaghan language...

STORY AND POEM OF THE MONTH

Story and Poem for the month of February very kindly chosen by Holly (accidentallyexisting): I enjoy reading so many of the pieces on ABC tales and I always find it so hard to choose. I was particularly piqued by this poem by well wisher. It is a poignant statement on the attitudes of gun sympathisers. That's why this is my Poem of the Month. https://www.abctales.com/ story/well-wisher/more-guns I also enjoyed Ewan’s poem. It has the quiet air...

STORY AND POEM OF THE MONTH

Story and Poem of the Month for January chosen by Airyfairy: A brilliant start to the year for ABC Tales, with lots of really interesting, thought provoking pieces on the site. It's also been great to see so many people responding to the Inspiration Points and the Poetry Monthly prompts. It's therefore been really hard to select the Picks of the Month. I've gone for pieces that stayed in my mind long after I read them and that conjured questions...

STORY AND POEM OF THE MONTH

Last pick of 2017 very kindly chosen by Joe Lawrence: Tough, tough, tough, and I don’t mean my Turkey on Christmas Day! That’s how it was trying to award Story and Poem Of The Month for December. So many to choose from but there can only be one winner in each category. Poem Of The Month goes to Agnosticnun with Home, with family, with scars. https://www.abctales.com/story/agnosticnun/home-family-scars It’s a wish list for things that shouldn’t...

Story and Poem of the Week and Inspiration Point

Posted by airyfairy on Fri, 05 Jan 2018 Maybe because it's January, the gateway of the year, looking forward and back, that we have had a particularly rich lot of contributions involving life writing and/or the construction of memory. They've been a joy to read. Story of the Week goes to Stephen Thom's 'Where The Good Things Go'. It's a complex and rewarding read or, indeed, several reads, exploring the construction of memory and reality: https...

READING NIGHT FEBRUARY 3rd!

ABCTALES READING – LONDON, 3rd FEBRUARY We’re happy to announce our next abctales readings evening, all set to take place in London on Saturday, 3rd February. Yes, a Saturday! We’ve been thinking that holding it on a weekend might give more of you a chance to take part than on a school night … and give us more time for socialising before and after the event. It’s an opportunity for anyone to come along and read their work – poetry or prose – to...

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