Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Tab

Oddly my dictionary doesn't give either of the definitions I associate with these three letters. To me they stand for Take a Break. I'm not terribly keen on the weekly mag, but TAB's Fiction Feast is great. When writing stories I indent paragraphs using the tab key (then take the indents out again for TAB!)

See where it says 'Top Twist' on the cover of the current issue? That's my story they're talking about!

Non writers probably think of a tab as a drinks bill (oh, OK writers might be familiar with that one too) A a small strip of material used for hanging up clothes is a tab and tabbing is the action of attaching these. A stage curtain can be known as a tab and it might need to be tabbed in order to hang it.

To keep tabs on someone is to keep them under surveillance.


18 comments:

Wendy's Writing said...

My story is in there keeping tabs on yours.

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Your title caught my eye as I always think of Fiction Feast as TAB! Must read your story.

lizy-expat-writer said...

How exciting to get a mention on the front cover! As one of your followers I keep tabs on you all the time!

Linda G. said...

Oooh, that's so cool! Congrats on the story. :)

susanjanejones said...

Oh, will buy that Patsy, great news.

Old Kitty said...

Tab-by cat!

Yay too for your TAB top twist tale!!!

Take care
x

Misha Gericke said...

Now that you mention it, I see "tab" almost exclusively as the button on my keyboard. :-D

TracyFells said...

Clever way to sneak in a plug for your story, Patsy. Nice one :)

Jan Baynham said...

My son has a tabby cat. Does it count it I shorten it to 'tab' as a comment on your post, Patsy? Congratulations on your story in TAB and thanks for the tip about indents for them. Hope you're having a great time.

Patsy said...

Congratulations, Wendy! (I saw your name, but haven't read the story yet)

Patsy said...

I suspect other writers do too, Rosemary.

Patsy said...

I was pleased to get a cover mention, Lizy.

Patsy said...

Thanks, Linda.

Patsy said...

Thanks, Suzy.

Patsy said...

*Groan*

Thanks, Kitty.

Patsy said...

That must mean you keep your head down and work, Misha.

Patsy said...

I thought so, Tracy!

Patsy said...

Yes that counts, Jan.