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Story and Poem of the Week and Inspiration Point

We have been inundated once more, with some wonderful pieces. Thank you all for making ABCTales such a supportive and inspiring place to visit. I'd also like to welcome our new members - and if you're reading this and wondering if it's worth emailing to set up an account, take a look here: https://www.abctales.com/story/drewgummerson/flamingo-dreams Anyway - Poem of the Week goes to penguin for the wonderful 'Adopting At Our Age' https://www...

Story and Poem of the Week and Inspiration Point

Lots of good stuff again this week and, again, lovely to see lots of new writing talent joining us.

Story and Poem of the Month

Our Story and Poem for the month of April have been picked by Noo: Hello, I hope everyone is well and getting through our current, strange lives. It's really great to see so many people turning and returning to writing as a way of keeping communicating with the world. Quantity has not compromised quality either and there were lots of pieces that were contenders for picks of the month in April. My choices are as follows. For our Story of the...

Story and Poem of the Week and Inspiration Point

Posted by Philip Sidney on Fri, 24 Apr 2020 Writing and reading can be a refuge - I'm just settling into this way of thinking - If you've been inspired in these difficult times - well done and thank you so much for your wonderful postings. If you need a distraction - let's get writing! It's no coincidence that my two picks have food at their hearts. Our appreciation of the sensual nature of life seems to have come to the fore. From lime tea and...

Story and Poem of the Week and Inspiration Point

Posted by airyfairy on Fri, 10 Apr 2020 Another marvellously creative week from ABC Talers, and lovely to welcome new members and some returning old friends. Story of the Week goes to Sean McNulty's 'We Can Do Your Weeds'. I am so enjoying this series of tales about a group of extremely Unlikely Lads, and this is one of the best so far: https://www.abctales.com/story/sean-mcnulty/we-can-do-your-weeds Poem of the Week is Catherine Poarch's joyful...

Story and Poem of the Month

Our Story and Poem for the month of March have been chosen by airyfairy: It's been the oddest of times, but even before the lockdown started it was shaping up to be an extraordinary month on ABC Tales. The variety and quality of writing on the site has been amazing. It's been a pleasure to read, but really hard to make choices for the Picks. It's customary to have some Honourable Mentions each month - again, not easy! For the prose, I've been...

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.

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