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I have 214 stories published in 10 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 216856 times and 132 of my stories have been cherry picked.
43 of my 471 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 43 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

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MovieLand! (A Christmas Story part 2)

Part 2 Read part 1 here - https://www.abctales.com/story/drewgummerson/movieland-christmas-story-p... While the two boys shaded in the wind turbines...
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MovieLand! (A Christmas Story. Part 1)

I was supposed to be the authority but it had to be said they were probably right, the duck did appear to be dying. It wasn’t a spectacular death,...
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Seven Nights at the Flamingo Hotel. (Sunday Night. The End.)

“Oh yes,” you say. “Oh yes.” And you close your eyes and behind you you can hear the motorway and behind the motorway you can hear the dull thump of...
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Seven Nights at the Flamingo Hotel (Sunday Night. W*** Post or Willy Brothers. You are the hero. You decide.)

The last time you saw your father was just after he had thrown your mother from off the flat roof of the flat where you lived. You had called the...
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Seven Nights at the Flamingo Hotel. (Sunday morning to afternoon. Existential Comedy Bum.)

It is 5:15 the digits click. The radio whines. Today is a day of reconciliation, says the DJ. Today is a day to bury the hatchet, says the DJ. Today...
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43 of my comments have received 43 Great Feedback votes

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Brilliant. Love it. 

Posted on Thu, 21 Nov 2019

Brilliant. Love it. 

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Posted in Mars

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Thank you. And now that makes

Posted on Sun, 17 Nov 2019

Thank you. And now that makes perfect sense. 

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Posted in A Jewel

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I love this. 

Posted on Sun, 17 Nov 2019

I love this. 
But what is Kennabi?

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Posted in A Jewel

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I agree. I like these kind of

Posted on Thu, 14 Nov 2019

I agree. I like these kind of memory pieces. However, and it's just my opinion, I didn't like the '...'. I don't think you needed them. 
 
'Sisters are great but there are times in certain adolescent years that older sisters can view...

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Posted in Rockefeller Center Babysitting Service

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I love the setting. 

Posted on Tue, 12 Nov 2019

I love the setting. 
 

Just an opinion. 
 

I'd change the structure. So you have verses of 5, 3, 3, 5. The first 2 verses I'd leave. 'a soubrette I had met' can go and the third line, 'a dancer from the Moulin Rouge'....

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Posted in Godot

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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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Paragraph 3 you start, One

Posted on Fri, 08 Nov 2019

Paragraph 3 you start, One day....  The next section starts, 'On one occasion...'

 

Section 16 starts 'One day...'

Later on you've got, 'One evening after school.'

 

I'd make the time references more specific,...

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Posted in Lost Dog 15-17

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I like the contrast between

Posted on Thu, 07 Nov 2019

I like the contrast between civilisation and nature, and it's all from the boy's POV so he can describe but doesn't know what's going on. We do. 
 
The last line I don't think you need. You've shown perfectly well it's a nightmare so...

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Posted in Lost Dog 11-14

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Still enjoying this. There's

Posted on Thu, 07 Nov 2019

Still enjoying this. There's a growing tension to it. 
 

It reminds me somewhat of David Vann's Legend of a Suicide- another father and son story in the wilderness. 

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Posted in Lost Dog 7-10

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