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Story and Poem of the Week and Inspiration Point

Posted by Philip Sidney on Fri, 27 Mar 2020 What a wonderful island ABCtales is. Many of us have found respite here this week - thank you so much for posting your writing, it really helps in difficult times. The standard of writing has been incredibly high so do look back across the week for many brilliant pieces. The lives of others are intrinsically interesting - or perhaps I'm just nosey. Either way Ice Rivers has given us some fabulous...

'33.9 Million Miles From Lyme Regis' by Laurie Avadis

Cerasus Poetry's latest publication is now available to buy on Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/s?k=cerasus+poetry&ref=nb_sb_noss This is how Laurie describes it, in his own words: "My relationships with my biological and musical family, with lovers and love both lost and lingering, have been passionate and implosive. I have ghost-hovered through life to the patchwork soundtrack of Waits, Sparks, Queen and Korn, in the company of whales and...

Story and Poem of the Week and Inspiration Point

Once again, loads of thanks to all you wonderful ABCTalers for so many splendid contributions to the site. We know from feedback how much pleasure, inspiration and support our members get from each other, and it feels especially important right now.

'PERFECT: A second lifetime to get it right' by JoAnne Stefanizzi (Penny4athought)

I'm very pleased to announce that this is out now on Amazon - by ABCTaler Penny4athought! Here's a link if you want to order from Amazon Uk: https://tinyurl.com/wyzm6fx and here's the link from the US site: https://tinyurl.com/s9jhqyq Very big congratulations on your first book from us all!

Story and Poem of the Month

Our Story and Poem for the month of February have very kindly been chosen by Drew Gummerson: And coming right out of the blue, on February’s extra day, came this pitch-perfect piece from an 80s childhood in Dundalk, Ireland, https://www.abctales.com/story/sean-mcnulty/scouts-honour . Sean McNulty’s ‘Scouts Honour’ is my Story of the Month. Not a vernacular word out of place, join ‘Dixon, McGurk and myself’, down at Easy Weirs for an old school...

Story and Poem of the Week and Inspiration Point

Posted by Philip Sidney on Fri, 28 Feb 2020 I love writing that takes you on multiple journeys - that's just one reason I've chosen these two wonderful pieces from fabulous choices this week. Story of the week goes to Parson Thru and his atmospheric wander across time: https://www.abctales.com/story/parson-thru/buses Poem of the week is full of startling images, ideas and emotions, a woderful piece from Noo: https://www.abctales.com/story/noo/...

Story and Poem of the Week and Inspiration Point

Thank you so much for all the wonderful things you've been posting this week. Never mind the storms and global epidemics - stay home and read our brilliant stories and poems instead! Poem of the Week goes to Lille Dante for his wonderfully moving tribute ' Caroline Danced' Story of the Week is the triumphant return of hudsonmoon's Craven Danger in 'Craven Danger and the Case of the Ouija' - and I'm sure you'll be pleased to know he's in the...

Story and Poem of the Week and Inspiration Point

Posted by airyfairy on Fri, 14 Feb 2020 It gets harder and harder to make these weekly picks, because there's just so much good stuff on the site at the moment. After much deliberation, Story of the Week goes to the first part of Drew Gummerson's new series 'The Aquarium'. Splendid, rambunctious writing, amazing characters and some laugh-out-loud moments. In other words, exactly what you'd expect from this author. And it comes with a...

Story and Poem of the Month

Our Story and Poem for the month of January have been chosen by fatboy74: It seems that the drearier the time of year, the better ABCtalers respond to the challenge, and you’ve smashed it out of the park over the last 31 days. The writing has been terrific and it was difficult enough having to choose a Pick of the Day, so this has been a bit of a tough one. Poem of the Month goes to onemorething with her stunning poem Lime Tree. If you like it...

Story and Poem of the Week and Inspiration Point

Posted by Philip Sidney on Fri, 31 Jan 2020 We made it through January! Goodness knows what the future holds - seems like a good time to look back. Scent is a great memory jerker so here is a whiff of the sea and the forest to stir up the past: Story of the week left me in pieces and reminded me how every house has a story - an inspiration point in itself - a beautifully drawn piece from Fatboy74 https://www.abctales.com/story/fatboy74/there-was...

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