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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

I'm a book designer! I'm famous!

This week I got my contract from the BBC for ‘Teeth’ .

Unhappy Funny People

I’ll be quick today. I’ve got to be off soon to the daily grind and I’ve got to feed my ex-cat on the way.

Me and Mickie James: Review Copies

I got a call from my agent two days ago. She was excited. “Have you seen them?"


Yes I am now www.drewgummerson.co.uk .

Anal Sex

In an interview I read this week with AL Kennedy she said her w


185 of my comments have received 196 Great Feedback votes

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Love it Mark. And miserably

Posted on Tue, 12 Nov 2019

Love it Mark. And miserably funny too. 

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Posted in Shrinkage

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Yes, I like this a lot. But I

Posted on Sat, 09 Nov 2019

Yes, I like this a lot. But I don't know that the words 'grudgingly' and 'innocently' fit. Because then it's an opinion of what you see and not what you see. But that's just my opinion. WCW is an imagist? Right? 

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Posted in By Lendal Bridge

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There were some startling

Posted on Sun, 07 Jul 2019

There were some startling images in this one, the figure falling from the tower block, the kids hunting for rats. And the mum was a sad figure. 

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Posted in All Architects Are Called Zach (Part 2, words, 1,756)

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Oh yes, me too. I love the

Posted on Tue, 05 Nov 2019

Oh yes, me too. I love the unexpected use of flowers. I particularly like, 'She had a lilac core' and the final 2 lines, because the admiration comes across in a completely unsentimental way. Steadfast. 

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Posted in The Language of Dead Flowers

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I enjoyed this. The opening

Posted on Sat, 02 Nov 2019

I enjoyed this. The opening line is wonderful. Am I being thick? Are there two Severn Bridges?

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Posted in Travelling down the Wye Valley 28/10/19

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Great again.

Posted on Fri, 01 Nov 2019

Great again.

You just need a sentence I think between '...in the same swamp' and 'You're not going to find....' to break up that big chunk of dialogue. 

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Posted in Jack Goes Nicholson Over the Aardark in his Wallet