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I have 210 stories published in 9 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 227397 times and 133 of my stories have been cherry picked.
115 of my 770 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 119 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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Cherry

Sven Goes to War. Part 6. Dress You Up

On the last day of The Swiss Card Sharp Summer School Stanley and Sven threw caution to the wind, what are they going to do, throw us out on our...
Cherry

Sven Goes to War. Part 5. Come on Stanley.

Arriving seven days after all the other boys due to helping his da out with the welding on the fleet of Evans’ Sausage and Pie vans, why do they...
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Cherry

Sven Goes to War. Part 4. The Card Sharks.

The Card Sharks. Each morning there was a klaxon which woke them from their bunks, then a roll call on the former prison yard, then six hours of card...
Cherry

Sven Goes to War. Part 3. I Want to Break Free

Sven was at breakfast the following morning when his mother, at work in the shop downstairs serving the fishermen their worms and copies of Nude...
Cherry

Sven Goes to War. Part 2. Private Life.

Private Life Back in those days, and once again much later as a contented old man with his collection of petrified camel toes, Azeri hats made of...
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115 of my comments have received 119 Great Feedback votes

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Knew a girl? Asking for a

Posted on Wed, 08 Apr 2020

Knew a girl? Asking for a friend, are we? :) 

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Posted in The Single Most Romantic Radio Transmission of 1989

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Agreed. A ray of hope. 

Posted on Wed, 08 Apr 2020

Agreed. A ray of hope. 

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Posted in I Tell Myself This When I Am Afraid

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Glisk and glassiness work so

Posted on Mon, 06 Apr 2020

Glisk and glassiness work so well together. 
 

As Thom Gunn said, One is always nearer by not keeping still. 

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Posted in Walking Away

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Love it. Congratulations. 

Posted on Sun, 22 Mar 2020

Love it. Congratulations. 

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Posted in Deimos

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The poem is sentimental in

Posted on Thu, 02 Apr 2020

The poem is sentimental in the best possible way. I love the move from whale to herring (and its sorrow) to us. It is comparable to Philip Pullman's way of describing death. We become dust, part of the atmosphere. Or here, of the sea. Wonderful...

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Posted in The Sea is Sentimental

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Another really brilliant

Posted on Mon, 30 Mar 2020

Another really brilliant first line - so unusual an image. And your poem fits perfectly with the picture. 

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Posted in Barn Owls

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Agree with the above and I

Posted on Mon, 30 Mar 2020

Agree with the above and I mentioned before that we live in strange times when what would have been fiction is now our reality. The clip I love too... the words all the more poignant than ever. Someone at work said to me yesterday that when all...

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Posted in Whispers

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I liked this - quickly sets

Posted on Mon, 30 Mar 2020

I liked this - quickly sets the scene, and I like the way it pans out with the phone call. Couple of tiny things. 'fuck you quickly' needs some punctuation. Because I just read it as 'fuck you quickly'. An exclamation mark after 'fuck'? ...

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Posted in Jungle

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It's a great first line.

Posted on Mon, 30 Mar 2020

It's a great first line. Because everything builds and develops from there. 

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Posted in Starling

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Completely brilliant. A

Posted on Sat, 28 Mar 2020

Completely brilliant. A procession of unusual, startling images that have absolute clarity in their absurdity. And I've seen the wolves, they're at the end of the pier, dancing a slow waltz while sucking on popsicles. 

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Posted in A naked boulevardian

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