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POETRY MONTHLY

Poetry Monthly – May Hello everyone, Hope all’s good with you and you’re getting a whisper of spring where you are! April’s poetry focus was Mamihlapinatapai (a look shared by two people, each wishing that the other would initiate something that they both desire, but which neither wants to begin}. As usual, there was some impressive writing to have a read of. Here are three poems to discover for the first time, or to go back to: https://www...

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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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...

Story and Poem of the Week and Inspiration Point

Posted by Philip Sidney on Fri, 15 Dec 2017 There's been an absolute blizzard of great writing lately, well done everyone and keep them coming. If you've been housebound you'll appreciate some reads to curl up with and I think these will fit the bill. Story of the week comes from Truth 42 with a thoroughly enjoyable read: https://www.abctales.com/story/truth42/agony-and-ecstacy We get three for the price of one with our poem of the week - Noo's...

Story and Poem of the Week and Inspiration Point

Big congratulations to London_calling79 for 'Compassion Fatigue' which is our Poem of the Week, with a very honourable mention to PoetonaHill for 'Tribes', and to Celticman for his extremely funny and completely surreal 'the weather forecast' which is our Story of the Week. https://www.abctales.com/story/londoncalling79/compassion-fatigue https://www.abctales.com/story/celticman/weather-forecast https://www.abctales.com/story/poetonahill/tribes...

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