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Story and Poem of the Week and Inspiration Point

This week from airyfairy: ABC Tales is on a real roll at the moment - lots of brilliant stuff coming in from both new and familiar names. It's been really exciting to read so much good work, and makes choosing the week's pick an invidious task. However, here we go. Poem of the Week goes to Unseasonably Warm by longrunningspatula. It's full of character observation, wry humour and hope, and it helps that it's brilliantly written. Do get along to...

Story and Poem of the Week and Inspiration Point

This week chosen by airyfairy: Our Story of the Week comes from a writer new to ABC Tales. LJ Huxton's 'Liminal' is a rich, evocative exploration of past echoes and present relationships. Please do read it if you haven't done so already: https://www.abctales.com/story/ljhuxton/liminal Our Poem of the Week shares the theme of memory and times lost. Accidentally Existing's beautiful 'Forgotten Copse' deals wryly with the disappointment change can...

Story and Poem of the Week and Inspiration Point

This week from Philip Sidney: Another bumper crop of fabulous pieces this week. Celticman's, 'Grimms', goes from strength to strength and Skinner_Jennifer has a cracking love story in four episodes called, 'Sir There's a Waiter in my Wine.' Story of the Week goes to Stephen Thom's noir in the snow, 'Flare'. It is very dark, shot through with gorgeous imagery, and a great thriller to boot: https://www.abctales.com/story/stephen-thom/flare Poem of...

Story and Poem of the Week and Inspiration Point

Spoilt for choice this week! A very big special mention to celticman whose novel-in-the-making I caught up with this morning. If you haven't read it yet, I thoroughly recommend that you do - it's called Grimms and it's turning into something very spectacular. Anyway, big congratulations to Ewan for 'The Man on the Other End of the Phone' and to Noo for 'But I have promises to keep..' which was (very rightly) talent spotted by another editor:...

Story and Poem of the Month

January's picks courtesy of blackjack-davey: Impressed by the unhallowed and witchy flavour of January’s poetry and prose, perhaps in part because I’ve been reading Shirley Jackson’s Dark Tales, this month it was clear which story had won. With the rise of the dictator and bad daddy figure in America, the feeling that the liberal enlightened perspective was actually the dream and we return to reality with a bump and deep tribal xenophobia,...

Story and Poem of the Week and Inspiration Point

Big congratulations this week to Rosa Cruz for 'Forever-Home' and to blackjack-davey for 'Me and My Shadow' - our brilliant Story and Poem of the Week! https://www.abctales.com/story/rosa-cruz/forever-home https://www.abctales.com/story/blackjack-davey/me-and-my-shadow .. and here's this week's Inspiration Point (it's a great one): https://www.abctales.com/inspiration-point-ip

Great News!

It's really nice to be able to share a bit of good news from one of our lovely poets: Rosa Cruz has won first prize in a poetry competition with 'Last Night I dreamt I became an Emperor Moth' which was posted here on ABCTales.com. Big congratulations to her from all of us! https://www.firstwriter.com/competitions/poetry_competition/winners/15th...

Story and Poem of the Week and Inspiration Point

This week from airyfairy: As usual, lots of wonderful stuff on the site this week, and really hard to make choices. Poem of the week goes to Hudsonmoon's beautiful, heartwarming celebration of love, Our Feet Don't Run: https://www.abctales.com/story/hudsonmoon/our-feet-dont-run Story of the week is Rosaliekempthorne's Breeder of Black Cats, which manages to be both unsettling and comforting all at the same time: https://www.abctales.com/story/...

Story and Poem of the Week and Inspiration Point

This week from Philip Sidney: It may be cold outside but abctales' writers are on fire this week; there are so many wonderful pieces to choose from. Poem of the week is Rosa Cruz's, At the Hotel for the off-Kilter, an insightful poem using the most exquisite language: https://www.abctales.com/story/rosa-cruz/hotel-kilter The story of the week goes to celticman's deeply touching: Grimms5: https://www.abctales.com/story/celticman/grimms5 It's...

GIBBOUS HOUSE LAUNCH PARTY

Gibbous House Launch Party Gibbous House's Launch Party takes place between 18.30 and 20.00 in London on the 12th January 2017 . Any ABCTalers in London, or its environs, who would care to celebrate the publication of one of their own, please contact me via the mail option on here and I'll get back to you with specific details. It would never have happened without ABCTales, to whom I am eternally grateful. https://www.abctales.com/user/ewan

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