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I have 213 stories published in 10 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 216315 times and 131 of my stories have been cherry picked.
41 of my 444 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 41 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

Cherry

A Piece of Ass. Part 3. An introduction to Card Sharking

The instructors and other boys were waiting for him at the designated rendezvous point, the statue of a seal, Fidelity, by the train station. Corey...
Cherry

A Piece of Ass. Part 2. All the French Singers have bum post cards.

Corey consoled himself with the thought he would be going abroad. He had never been on an aeroplane although once for a birthday treat his parents...
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A Piece of Ass. Part 1

Back then, this time that I’m thinking of, Corey’s mother read fortunes in a small tattered tent on the sea front next to the little kids sand pit...
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Cherry

Meltdown part 4. Desire.

Arkwright’s hands shook as he poured the Martinis. Then he told Thor they were going into the reactor. Inside? Didn’t that mean if not a certain...
Cherry

Meltdown part 3. The Spectacular Death of a Bearded Socialist.

Part 3. The Spectacular Death of a Bearded Socialist The money George had left him was beginning to dwindle when the envelope arrived. The power...
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41 of my comments have received 41 Great Feedback votes

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Catullus for me was a 30(+)

Posted on Tue, 21 Jan 2020

Catullus for me was a 30(+) year flashback.... You did Latin at uni? I only went to O level. I don't think there was an option to go further. 

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Posted in The Provinces of Sea Swallows

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This reminded me of Catullus,

Posted on Tue, 21 Jan 2020

This reminded me of Catullus, a personal nature poem speaking to another. Loved it. 
 

Drew

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Posted in The Provinces of Sea Swallows

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The writing is great and it's

Posted on Mon, 20 Jan 2020

The writing is great and it's full of ideas. But you've got too many ideas for the story, that aren't about the story. I think, in my opinion, the 1st part prior to the detonation is too long - because it doesn't balance with this section. Which...

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Posted in The Free Market (Part 2)

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This is brilliant again, the

Posted on Sun, 19 Jan 2020

This is brilliant again, the pairing of similar words and how this carries on to a range of perspectives. And 'formic' - I love that. Never heard it before but close enough to the French and the context to guess its meaning. 
 

Drew...

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Posted in Anthill

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Stunning.  Drew. 

Posted on Mon, 13 Jan 2020

Stunning. 
Drew. 

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Posted in Lime Tree

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I like the absurd humour of

Posted on Thu, 09 Jan 2020

I like the absurd humour of it. 
The computer wears tennis shoes. And the dialogue over Mel Brooks is good. 
 

It's just my opinion but I'd think of a plot for it, rather than taken to another planet, clean some gutters, come...

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Posted in Salamander 7

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Synchronicity. We said the

Posted on Wed, 08 Jan 2020

Synchronicity. We said the same thing at the same time! 

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Posted in Across

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Haha. We've all got our

Posted on Sat, 04 Jan 2020

Haha. We've all got our version of that guy...

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Posted in Shooting The Engineer

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A tasty after-dinner treat.

Posted on Sat, 04 Jan 2020

A tasty after-dinner treat. Thank you. 

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Posted in To the belly of an osprey

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Thanks. Although still

Posted on Tue, 24 Dec 2019

Thanks. Although still writing I'd been feeling down and very self critical about everything I was doing. This last few months posting stuff on here and getting nice comments has given me a huge boost. I've finished Flamingo Hotel and have...

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Posted in MovieLand! (A Christmas Story. Part 1)

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