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I have 222 stories published in 10 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 238486 times and 151 of my stories have been cherry picked.
163 of my 1,037 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 170 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. Pre-order here https://www.beardedbadgerpublishing.com/online-store

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Artur and Guillaume (part 1)

Artur lands heavily on his skinny Gallic arse as he is thrown unceremoniously from the door of Les Jolies Filles brothel, Rue Guy de Maupassant, in...
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Minnesota Fats

Minnesota Fats There isn't much great fiction about pool. In fact, the only book I know of any repute is The Hustler by Walter Tevis. It was made...
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Flamingo Dreams

And in other news. My book, Seven Nights at the Flamingo Hotel , which appeared here on AbcTales between October and December 2019 is to be published...
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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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163 of my comments have received 170 Great Feedback votes

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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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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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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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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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I think it's great from,

Posted on Mon, 13 Jul 2020

I think it's great from, 'Darren walked to the stairwell...'. The tone of it is different from there, completely in his head. I think you need a new first line. In my opinion, because it's a short story and everything has to count. Asking for...

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It's a character. I see that.

Posted on Tue, 07 Jul 2020

It's a character. I see that. And it is how a lot of people talk. But we need to know why he's not let on the  tube. 'After the incident with the French horn, the poodle and the can of WD40 Charlie gave me down the pub they wouldn't even let me...

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So sorry to hear that x 

Posted on Sun, 07 Jun 2020

So sorry to hear that x 

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Loved both it and the video.

Posted on Sun, 05 Jul 2020

Loved both it and the video. 'apologies of bees' is lovely. 

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