Story and Poem of the Month
Posted by Insertponceyfrenchnamehere on Sun, 01 Dec 2019
Our Story and Poem of the Month for November have been chosen by Rjnewlyn:
Very well done to everyone for posting such excellent material during November. As always, it’s excruciatingly hard to select for the Pick of the Month. For prose, all credit to Drew Gummerson, last month’s winner, for the continuation of the “Seven Nights at the Flamingo Hotel” series – excellent, if often slightly uncomfortable reading (https://www.abctales.com/user/drewgummerson). And well done to Real Jaw for a number of great posts, including “You Can’t Escape Your Body”, which is also not for the squeamish (https://www.abctales.com/story/real-jaw/you-cant-escape-your-body). But I’m going to pick “Sleep Olympics” by the ever-reliable Terrence Oblong, because I think it says all that needs to be said about the way things are now, in the UK at least.
For poetry, I very much liked Hoalarg1’s The Inbox, which is a great lesson in how to extract meaning from the mundane https://www.abctales.com/story/hoalarg1/inbox. And, in a similar vein, “1994 Vintage Sindy-Space 4x4 Camper Home Jeep Mountain Fun. Original Box” marked a welcome return of Sid to ABCtales https://www.abctales.com/story/sid/1994-vintage-sindy-space-4x4-camper-home-jeep-mountain-fun-original-box. But congratulations this month go to Philip Sidney for the quietly astonishing “Trees on the Arapuni Road” which weaves together all manner of things in less than 30 lines – read it and judge for yourself.