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My stories have been read 257666 times and 158 of my stories have been cherry picked.
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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. Seven Nights At The Flamingo Hotel is coming November 2020. Pre-order here https://www.beardedbadgerpublishing.com/online-store

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Ginny. Part 4. Ginny in Paris.

Upon his arrival in Paris Ginny spent many days, in wonder, wandering the wide boulevards and narrow streets of his new home town; Rue Lepic, Rue des...
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Ginny. Part 3. Man Ray.

Charles opened the door holding an ActionMan. “I don’t like to leave him alone,” he said. “I suspect he’s been trying to poison my food.” Ginny...
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Ginny. Part 2. the stranglers’ underpants

And it was that Summer, death of mother, metamorphosis from boy into girl and back again, that Ginny and Charles posted a notice on the board of...
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Ginny. Part 1. The Great Cup Diver

Ginny. Part 1. The Great Cup Diver. Ginny’s father dived into a cup for a living. The cup itself was rather larger than the one that appeared on the...
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Flamingo Hotel. The interview.

Seven Nights. The Interview. First off, isn’t it a bit unusual to interview yourself? Well, I saw the Chris McCabe do it in his book Dedalus and that...

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200 of my comments have received 213 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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Congratulations! This is our

Posted on Tue, 23 Mar 2021

Congratulations! This is our Facebook And Twitter Pick of the Day. Please retweet and share with a cup of tea. 
 

Don't worry, the picture's not Stollen it's from...

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Posted in I am a Fruit Cake

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I meant bits of it. Not the

Posted on Fri, 12 Mar 2021

I meant bits of it. Not the whole thing. And no. Not at all. The opposite. It'll come with a buzz. Bits of novels often appear in magazines/ journals. 

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Posted in Martha-The Rewrite Chapter One

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Excellent. Takes me back to

Posted on Mon, 15 Feb 2021

Excellent. Takes me back to the time when I wrote endless letters to my friends 

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Posted in Letters in the attic

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That's a typical Sunday for

Posted on Sun, 16 Aug 2020

That's a typical Sunday for me. If you're struggling again, give me a shout. Loved the story, clearly. 

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Posted in The Boy with Tight Underpants

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I'm really enjoying it but

Posted on Fri, 31 Jul 2020

I'm really enjoying it but finding it confusing too... I don't think it's supposed to be clear, it's that sense of not knowing how it all fits together that carries it forward. 

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Posted in Pins (21)

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Brilliant. Can you set it to

Posted on Sat, 25 Jul 2020

Brilliant. Can you set it to music and sing it at the next ABC event. 

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Posted in She Fingered Me Every Night

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Good, isn't it? I've not got

Posted on Fri, 15 May 2020

Good, isn't it? I've not got to end yet but I will. 

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Posted in Lost Dog 8

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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 great Mark. But how old

Posted on Sun, 02 May 2021

It's great Mark. But how old is the narrator? I'd say some of the language is not a boy's voice. 

"Ol’ Paddy Gannon – the former Caretaker, I should say – was the heartbeat of the estate"

"former caretaker" sounds too formal. "...

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Posted in Council Estate Jesus

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