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ABCTales' very own onemorething featured on East Ridge Review

One of our lovely poets is East Ridge Review's featured writer for May. Click the link if you'd like to find out more about her: https://www.eastridgereview.com/rachel-deering

Story and Poem of the Week and Inspiration Point

Hope you are all well and enjoying the green euphoria of late Spring. Our poem of the week celebrates this beautifully - it's lenchenelf's Eve's Tears. You can read it here: https://www.abctales.com/story/lenchenelf/eves-tears Our Story of the Week is the excellent Legend of the Pah (8) by Jane Hyphen. You can read it here: https://www.abctales.com/story/jane-hyphen/legend-pah-8 The new Inspiration Point is here: https://www.abctales.com/...

Story and Poem of the Week and Inspiration Point

Posted by airyfairy on Fri, 13 May 2022 The longer days and warmer weather has definitely brought something out in ABC Talers - there's been some cracking stuff on the site this week. That being said, one poem in particular stood out for me. Our Poem of the Week is 'Stories I won't tell you' by london_calling79. It is a visceral piece, digging down into the realities of a particular kind of grief. It pulled me into its narrative, and although I...

Posting From Your Android Phone - Fixed!

Some of you have been having issues with posting your work using an android phone. Ewan and John our techie have been working really hard to fix this. We think it's an issue with your phone rather than the site, but Ewan has finally found a workaround for which we're very grateful! Details below: Open ABCTales as normal on your phone, via your browser. (works for Firefox and Chrome) Log in Look for the three dots top right of the phone screen (...

Story and Poem the Month

A very big thank you to skinner_jennifer for choosing the Story and Poem of the Month for April. Here's what she says: Reading so many great poems and stories, I've found it difficult to pick out my favourites, but here goes. After much deliberation I decided that Marandina's: Life Through A Prism just had to be poem of the month. It captures the hope and confidence that I believe in, and is very encouraging to read. Life Through a Prism |...

Story and Poem of the Week and Inspiration Point

Reading through this past week's posts has been an absolute pleasure as always - thank you so much for all the wonderful things you've published. My choices for the Story and Poem of the Week are as follows: Story of the Week (don't read this if you're feeling delicate - he will take you right back there with him) is K Cider - September 1988 by Andy Hollyhead https://www.abctales.com/story/andy-hollyhead/k-cider-september-1988 Poem of the Week...

Story and Poem of the Week and Inspiration Point

Always feels a privilege to award Picks of the Week, but it is never easy to pick just one thing. However, Poem of the Week is These Hands by Ewan. There is something very profound about our hands and Ewan’s poem captures it beautifully. So much so that I am using it as our Inspiration Point this week. You can read the poem here: https://www.abctales.com/story/ewan/these-hands Story of the Week is Sean McNulty’s A Mortal Drag. I am a huge fan of...

Story and Poem of the Week and Inspiration Point 15th April 2022

Posted by Ewan on Fri, 15 Apr 2022 Choices, choices. Always difficult, I've found it particularly hard this week. It's not you, it's me. Story of the Week I was tossing up between quite a few this week: I liked Celticman's Uggly Puggly III which is part of the the start of something that could be brilliant, but then it's got Jack's handle attached to it, so that's a given, after all. Go here if you need to. I'm also enjoying Jane Hyphen's Legend...

Story and Poem of the Week and Inspiration Point

So many wonderful pieces posted here on ABCTales this week. Thank you so much to all of you, not just for the writing but for the generous support you give others whenever you leave a comment. Story of the Week goes to TJW for 'The Most Beautiful Woman in the World' and Poem of the Week to Magnolia Fay for 'Ciao Nonna' - both very different tributes to women and also both very welcome distractions from the horrors we hear about daily. It's good...

Story and Poem of The Month

Our Story and Poem for the Month of March, very kindly chosen by hudsonmoon: Picks of the Month March 2022 Why me? Do you not realize the suffering that goes along with picking poems and stories of the month? The agony? The self-doubt? Am I even worthy of such a task? The answer, of course, is no. That’s because I always assume someone is better suited to the task. But that someone else is busy — busy prancing merrily in a park picking...

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