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Story and Poem of the Week and Inspiration Point

Posted by Philip Sidney on Fri, 01 Feb 2019 Oh it's been hard to choose! There's so much good writing on the site this week. In the end I've gone with my heart. Story of the week is Jane Hyphen's Brooksy; a low-key piece of heartbreak that echoes with the thrum of those classic chords from Dire Straits. https://www.abctales.com/story/jane-hyphen/brooksy JupiterMoon's, imbolc, is Poem of the week. Jack Frost and the Green Man meet in this quiet...

Story and Poem of the Week and Inspiration Point

As we inch our way out of winter (optimistic I know, but there should always be something to look forward to!), here are this week's wonderful picks: Story of the Week goes to celticman's wonderfully dark and funny 'Skull' and our Poem of the Week is 'Thanks in part to Louis M and William W: another love poem' by Ladle https://www.abctales.com/story/celticman/skull https://www.abctales.com/story/ladle/thanks-part-louis-m-and-william-w-a... Here'...

I Dreamt I Wrote Another Me by Alex Smith (london_calling79). Out Now!

The latest release by Cerasus Press - ' I Dreamt I Wrote Another Me' by Alex Smith has just been published. You can order your copy here: https://cerasuspoetry.com/i-dreamt-i-wrote-another-me/ or from Amazon: https://tinyurl.com/yb5gy6m4 'Alex Smith grew up a Catholic boy in Northern Ireland at the height of the Troubles, under the threat of the bomb and the gun and sectarian violence, beside a hard border and even harder men. His poetry takes...

LUCY CAVENDISH FICTION PRIZE 2019

'The Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize was founded in 2010 by Professor Janet Todd OBE, then President of the College. Aspiring authors are invited to submit an opening to a novel (up to the first 50 pages), accompanied by a synopsis of how the novel progresses and concludes. Entrants must be female, aged 21 and over and resident in the UK. The shortlist will be announced on the College website on Wednesday 6 March 2019. The winner will be announced...

Story and Poem of the Week and Inspiration Point

Posted by airyfairy on Fri, 18 Jan 2019 ABC writers have approached the New Year with vigour, and there has been some truly exceptional writing on the site this week. After much thought, Story of the Week goes to 'Risky Business' by Tipp Hex. There's wonderful description, of people, events and scenery, and it poses thoughtful questions which really engage the reader: https://www.abctales.com/story/tipp-hex/risky-business Poem of the Week goes...

JOHN NANDY (WELL-WISHER)'S FINAL COLLECTION - OUT NOW!

John Nandy wrote for many years on ABCTales as well-wisher, and remains a much loved member of our community. His final collection, published posthumously, is available now on Amazon and his family have asked me if I could help publicise it which I do with great pleasure. You can read reviews by two lovely members below. Here's the link if you'd like to buy a copy - as you will see, we can all thoroughly recommend it!: https://www.amazon.co.uk/...

STORY AND POEM OF THE MONTH

Our Story and Poem of the Month for December, very kindly chosen by rjnewlyn: Picks of the month for December are always a little hard to sell, because Christmas has passed and I don’t suppose many of us are in the mood to re-visit it as we brace ourselves for January weather and the year ahead. But do please have one final backward look, because there really were some excellent contributions last month with resonances lingering well beyond the...

POETRY MONTHLY

Hi everyone, happy new year and hope it's a good one! Last month's poetry monthly produced some lovely writing and here are two to go back to from Rhiannon and Luigi: https://www.abctales.com/story/luigipagano/dim-and-distant-star https://www.abctales.com/story/rhiannonw/gentleman ’s-word January's focus is Action! Take the word where it leads you, enjoy writing and post on ABCtales. I'm looking forward to reading your poems and see you next...

Story and Poem of the Week and Inspiration Point

Posted by Philip Sidney on Fri, 04 Jan 2019 So it's 2019! We made it out of 2018 and we're living in the future. A couple of spaced-out pieces are our picks of the week. Poem of the Week has Ewan musing on the odd fact that there's a robot trundling along on the dark-side of the moon - we're great on technology but not so much on the fundamentals of life. Outside gives us lots to think about. https://www.abctales.com/story/ewan/outside It's no...

Merry Christmas!

Time to dust down the underwhelming decorations, hope the lights don't fuse the electrics and wish all ABCTalers a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year. Thank you so much for the wonderful poetry and prose you've shared with us, and for the endless encouragement and generosity you've offered to your fellow writers. The biggest thank you goes to our wonderful team of editors who give their time freely to keep things running and to John our...

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