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My stories have been read 234648 times and 139 of my stories have been cherry picked.
145 of my 906 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 151 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. Seven Nights At The Flamingo Hotel is coming November 2020. 

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Sven Goes to War. Part 14. Happy House

It was August 23 rd in the year #### when Sven set off into the desert alone and underwent what he would later refer to as his Damascene Conversion...
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Sven Goes to War. Part 13. Love Vigilantes

Love Vigilantes . Captain Newheart, squat short and with a belly on him that hung grotesquely over his khaki shorts, a physical deformity or a secret...
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Sven Goes to War. Part 12. O mio babbino caro

O mio babbino caro The town of S was a thriving metropolis of four streets. Here were: tea rooms with gilded vaulted ceilings pool halls, the men...
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Sven Goes to War. Part 11. Between the Wars

Between the Wars. It was all very straightforward. The base was housed in a former pickle factory on the outskirts of S. Climb up by a series of...
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The Monkey Plans. (An audio extract from Sven Goes to War)

The Monkey Plans . 1. Listen to The Monkey Plans . 2. Read the full story here . 3. Or even from beginning of whole banana here . 4. Enjoy 5. Or don'...

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145 of my comments have received 151 Great Feedback votes

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I enjoyed this episode. 

Posted on Sun, 02 Aug 2020

I enjoyed this episode. 

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Posted in Disenchantment 8

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It's beautiful - a love poem

Posted on Sat, 01 Aug 2020

It's beautiful - a love poem for a hippo shouldn't work but it does and manages to say so much more - about you, and us, and Empire. Drew 

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Posted in To my imaginary child

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Well, the sun is out, and now

Posted on Fri, 31 Jul 2020

Well, the sun is out, and now I have a chill in my bones. We are all for worms in the end. Great poem. 

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Posted in The Diplomacy of Vultures

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Hats off to you! I now have a

Posted on Tue, 28 Jul 2020

Hats off to you! I now have a spring in my step, although I'm still in bed. 
 

Drew

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Posted in Original Spring Poem

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Image is free for use from

Posted on Sat, 25 Jul 2020

Image is free for use from Pixabay https://pixabay.com/photos/milky-way-galaxy-night-sky-stars-984050/

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Posted in Stars

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Congratulations! This is our

Posted on Sat, 25 Jul 2020

Congratulations! This is our Facebook and Twitter Pick of the Day. 

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Posted in Stars

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I enjoyed this episode. It

Posted on Thu, 23 Jul 2020

I enjoyed this episode. It has pace and the dialogue is very good. 

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Posted in Disenchantment 6

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It is beautiful. I didn't

Posted on Thu, 23 Jul 2020

It is beautiful. I didn't know what 'ouzel' meant. It's a lovely word. 

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Posted in Love is a Labour

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It's really good. I read it

Posted on Thu, 23 Jul 2020

It's really good. I read it before. I'd put the year in the first line. You're writing in the present tense and so I'd make it clear it's not now. In the first paragraph, if you have, 'you know' do you need a question mark after States? I think...

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Posted in From Jester To King (Opening - EDITED)

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Yes, I thought that. As part

Posted on Mon, 13 Jul 2020

Yes, I thought that. As part of a longer piece it'd be fine. I was just thinking, stand alone, the opening is a bit long. Having posted longer work on here it made me really think, does this piece work alone? And that was really helpful. Because...

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Posted in The Careers Teacher

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