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I have 231 stories published in 10 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 227129 times and 155 of my stories have been cherry picked.
91 of my 745 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 94 votes

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Drew Gummerson

Author of Me and Mickie James (Jonathan Cape) and The Lodger (GMP), and many stories here and there. Follow me at @drewgum

My stories

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Sven Goes to War. Part 8. The Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy

Sven left for Basic Training with a rucksack stuffed with items from Delicious Gifts ; a stick of Happy Holidays rock (12p), a willy warmer with his...
Gold cherry

Sven Goes to War. Part 7. Pictures of You.

Dearest Sven, Our Captain, Welshman from Caerphilly. His grandfather, piccolo player in 47 th grenadiers, killed by stampeding elephant in time of...
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Cherry

Sven Goes to War. Part 6. Dress You Up

On the last day of The Swiss Card Sharp Summer School Stanley and Sven threw caution to the wind, what are they going to do, throw us out on our...
Cherry

Sven Goes to War. Part 5. Come on Stanley.

Arriving seven days after all the other boys due to helping his da out with the welding on the fleet of Evans’ Sausage and Pie vans, why do they...
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Cherry

Sven Goes to War. Part 4. The Card Sharks.

The Card Sharks. Each morning there was a klaxon which woke them from their bunks, then a roll call on the former prison yard, then six hours of card...

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91 of my comments have received 94 Great Feedback votes

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Another great poem. I'm

Posted on Tue, 28 Jan 2020

Another great poem. I'm pining for more. (Sorry. That was awful.). Drew. 

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Posted in Pine Trees

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I will. The problem is I'm

Posted on Thu, 12 Mar 2020

I will. The problem is I'm reading WG Sebald. Who writes in very long dense, brilliant, sentences. And all these stories initially were started after reading Camilla Grudova. I dream of being these people and in the end it comes out sounding like...

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Posted in Sven Goes to War. Part 1. Warriors of the Wasteland

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It's a great first line.

Posted on Mon, 30 Mar 2020

It's a great first line. Because everything builds and develops from there. 

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Posted in Starling

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Completely brilliant. A

Posted on Sat, 28 Mar 2020

Completely brilliant. A procession of unusual, startling images that have absolute clarity in their absurdity. And I've seen the wolves, they're at the end of the pier, dancing a slow waltz while sucking on popsicles. 

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Posted in A naked boulevardian

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Agree with all of the above.

Posted on Fri, 27 Mar 2020

Agree with all of the above. Inspired concise storytelling. Fabulous. And it would make a great little film in itself. 

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Posted in Dundee

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Enjoyed this. 

Posted on Mon, 23 Mar 2020

Enjoyed this. 

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Posted in School's Out(ish)!

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Thank you. You might be

Posted on Mon, 23 Mar 2020

Thank you. You might be surprised to find out, I don't have a job in advertising. 

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Posted in Sven Goes to War. Part 7. Pictures of You.

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I would love someone to

Posted on Mon, 23 Mar 2020

I would love someone to 'weave sunbeams' and 'streak radioactive across purpled midnights'. What lovely words. 

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Posted in If You Were A Comet

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Beautiful and sad. Drew. 

Posted on Sun, 22 Mar 2020

Beautiful and sad. Drew. 

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Posted in He Knew

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Thanks for your comments and

Posted on Mon, 23 Mar 2020

Thanks for your comments and for reading. I wasn't aware of any mix up... I've been in garden. Filled the garden bin.... now cracked open a Peroni (unusual at this time of day) so Cheers! It's a lovely escape to be on here... 

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