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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

My stories

Sitges, Sitges, Sitges

So said the barwoman of the hotel terrace bar. We we looking down on the church, at a green laser light playing on the ground. It was nothing really, like something a kid would have.

How I Write

I try and write every day although this is not always possible.

On Being Disembodied

On Saturday night I’m going to be disembodied. Come along if you want to listen.

Writing Tip no 39

Some people ask me, ‘Where do stories come from?’

I'm the head of a matchstick, I'm a number seven, I'm a...

This week I’m just making shapes. I’m the head of a matchstick, I’m a number seven, I’m a box of Cuban cigars on an ageing dictator’s desk.

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186 of my comments have received 197 Great Feedback votes

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Yes, I've had some one night

Posted on Mon, 17 Feb 2020

Yes, I've had some one night stands like that. Long time ago. And now I'd prefer a mudskipper, being immersed in all things aquatic. I might put one in the aquarium. 
 

Love the poem  

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Posted in One Night Stand

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I love every line of this. 

Posted on Tue, 11 Feb 2020

I love every line of this. 
 

Drew

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Posted in February

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I'm really enjoying your film

Posted on Thu, 06 Feb 2020

I'm really enjoying your film pieces btw. The context of you watching them especially, they are warm and kind and say something about you as well as the films. 

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Posted in One Great Scene in Doctor Sleep

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I love the circularity of

Posted on Sun, 02 Feb 2020

I love the circularity of this one. 

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Posted in Eel

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Just my opinion, but that

Posted on Thu, 30 Jan 2020

Just my opinion, but that looks loads better. And, in line three, call him FF, then it's clear who he is from the beginning. (That's right, isn't it?)

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Posted in Lose the ivory towers - a novel

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I liked it. Although it's

Posted on Thu, 30 Jan 2020

I liked it. Although it's confusing. I'd lose the asterisks, as I think it'd flow better without. And the first time I read it I assumed he was one of the bank robbers... maybe that's just me. 
 

Coincidentally I read a Clemens Meyer...

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Yes it is. Great, isn't it? 

Posted on Thu, 30 Jan 2020

Yes it is. Great, isn't it? 

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Posted in There Was The House and There Was The Sea (1)

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Again, enjoyed this. For once

Posted on Wed, 29 Jan 2020

Again, enjoyed this. For once I've seen quite a few of the 'big' films. My partner's got a new role at work, we went for six months last year without a day off together, and now we can go to the cinema in the afternoon. And there's Netflix.......

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Posted in Parasite Review

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Gin! Yes. And the story is in

Posted on Tue, 28 Jan 2020

Gin! Yes. And the story is in her latest collection, Orange World. But she's written a few and the older ones will be cheaper... 

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Posted in Pine Trees

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Have a gin as it's basically

Posted on Tue, 28 Jan 2020

Have a gin as it's basically made of pine. 
 

And funnily enough I was reading a short story today about a woman who gets taken over by a tree. (A Joshua tree.) The Bad Graft by Karen Russell. You'd like her, I think... 

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