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Story and Poem of the Week and Inspiration Point

Some great pieces on the site this week. Our Story of the Week is a most extraordinary two-parter by LilleDante. It's not an easy read, but you definitely won't regret the effort. Our Poem of the Week is a lilting little beauty from PoetonaHill. Everyone who's read it so far wants to see it set to music. Who knows? Perhaps if he gets more requests he'll have a go! Big congratulations to both: https://www.abctales.com/story/lille-dante/black-book...

Poem and Story Of The Week and Inspiration Point

Posted by airyfairy on Fri, 13 Oct 2017 Two very different pieces for this week's picks. Poem of the Week is PoetonaHill's 'In Cardiff Jail'. Undoubtedly bleak, it's brilliantly written and makes the reader go on to think about all sorts of things other than the original subject: https://www.abctales.com/story/poetonahill/cardiff-jail Story of the Week is 'The St Trinian's Problem', by The Other Terrence Oblong. Those already acquainted with...

POETRY MONTHLY

Poetry Monthly – October Hello all and hope your transition between summer and autumn is a peaceful one. Last month’s theme was Back and it produced some marvellous writing. Here are three to go back to (I’ll avoid saying, see what I did there, as that would be awful): https://www.abctales.com/story/parson-thru/golden-hour https://www.abctales.com/story/pencilflake/back https://www.abctales.com/story/ewan/back-catalogue So, on to October – I...

Story and Poem of the Week and Inspiration Point

We've been inundated with masses of really high quality writing this week (especially poetry) which has made for a difficult but very enjoyable search for the best of the best. Story of the Week is Noo's spectacular 'Vampire', and Poem of the Week is Hudsonmoon's brilliant "Shots fired''. Congratulations to both: https://www.abctales.com/story/noo/vampire https://www.abctales.com/story/hudsonmoon/shots-fired Here's this week's Inspiration Point...

STORY AND POEM OF THE MONTH

Picks for the month of September very kindly chosen by airyfairy: We say this every month, but ABC Tales is genuinely on a roll at the moment, with wonderful work from familiar and new faces. Choosing this month's Picks has been a really enjoyable struggle, and a privilege. The choices for story and poem have very similar themes, but I make no apology for that. They were both just stunning pieces of work. Please do read all the mentions, if you...

Story and Poem of the Week and Inspiration Point

Posted by airyfairy on Fri, 29 Sep 2017 Another amazing week on ABC Tales, with some brilliant pieces. Our Story of the Week is jolono's just about perfect 'Swimming In The Rain'. A wonderful evocation of time and place, with a story that will catch your heartstrings: https://www.abctales.com/story/jolono/swimming-rain Poem of the Week goes to Philip Sidney's 'DIY', another just about perfect piece. The mundane experience of redecorating...

National Poetry Day

Accidentallyexisting is on the radio today as part of the celebrations for National Poetry Day! Here's a link for UK people (I'm not sure if it'll work for others elsewhere - but give it a go anyway!) http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05f6njp She'll be reading during the breakfast show (between 7 and 10am) but you should also be able to listen again if you don't catch her live.

POETRY MONTHLY

Posted by Insertponceyfrenchnamehere on Fri, 01 Sep 2017 Poetry Monthly – September Hello and thanks for the summery, whimsical contributions to August’s Poetry Monthly, Blue Sky Tree High! There were some beauts and here are some to re-read: https://www.abctales.com/story/ed-crane/un-dia-en-las-palmas https://www.abctales.com/story/hedgehog1/dandelion https://www.abctales.com/story/luigipagano/grande-dame Summer’s not quite over, but September...

A New Anthology Now Crowdfunding on Unbound

An anthology of short stories in aid of Grenfell Tower and Trauma Response Network. On the night of 14th June 2017, a fire engulfed the 24-storey Grenfell Tower in west London, killing at least 87 people and injuring many more. An entire community was destroyed. For many people affected by this tragedy, the psychological scars may never heal. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is a condition that affects many people who have endured traumatic events...

Story and Poem of the Week and Inspiration Point

Our first weekly picks for Autumn! Story of the Week is love_writing's 'The Oil Refinery' and Poem of the Week is Di_Hard's 'time travelling' - both wonderful pieces, so if you haven't read them yet, please do, and congratulations to the talented writers who created them. https://www.abctales.com/story/lovewriting/oil-refinery https://www.abctales.com/story/dihard/time-travelling Here's this week's Inspiration Point: https://www.abctales.com/...

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