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I have 234 stories published in 11 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 275392 times and 171 of my stories have been cherry picked.
221 of my 1,274 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 234 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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You are writing a book. You worry if you will be able to write a book. If people will like it. If it will be a bestseller. Or sell even one copy. To...
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Ginny. Part 4. Ginny in Paris.

Upon his arrival in Paris Ginny spent many days, in wonder, wandering the wide boulevards and narrow streets of his new home town; Rue Lepic, Rue des...
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Ginny. Part 3. Man Ray.

Charles opened the door holding an ActionMan. “I don’t like to leave him alone,” he said. “I suspect he’s been trying to poison my food.” Ginny...
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Ginny. Part 2. the stranglers’ underpants

And it was that Summer, death of mother, metamorphosis from boy into girl and back again, that Ginny and Charles posted a notice on the board of...
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Ginny. Part 1. The Great Cup Diver

Ginny. Part 1. The Great Cup Diver. Ginny’s father dived into a cup for a living. The cup itself was rather larger than the one that appeared on the...

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221 of my comments have received 234 Great Feedback votes

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I hate robins. They are evil

Posted on Thu, 08 Apr 2021

I hate robins. They are evil little dictators. So I enjoyed your poem. Thank you. 

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Posted in Who killed Cock Robin?

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Nice ending.  

Posted on Fri, 02 Apr 2021

Nice ending.  

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Posted in Marta and the Bug (3-4)

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Will be a nice companion

Posted on Thu, 01 Apr 2021

Will be a nice companion novel to Excavatum when they're both out there! 

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Posted in At Least Whiskey

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I never knew him and now I

Posted on Thu, 25 Mar 2021

I never knew him and now I miss him. 

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Posted in The Last Time I Saw Fungie (2005)

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It feels full of hope! Love

Posted on Tue, 16 Mar 2021

It feels full of hope! Love it. 

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Posted in Vernal Equinox

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Ok. So, I like what happens

Posted on Fri, 05 Mar 2021

Ok. So, I like what happens within the story. Getting up to the window is too long. He needs to land on his arse quicker.  So I'd cut some there. The monologue about his woes is too long. The speech back and forth between them is excellent. I'd...

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Posted in Sharks

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I love its simplicity, that

Posted on Mon, 01 Mar 2021

I love its simplicity, that of a single moment. But it's so moving. 

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Posted in Hand Washing, Glasgow Central

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I loved it. Was there in 1991

Posted on Wed, 03 Mar 2021

I loved it. Was there in 1991. I was a student. And in Milwaukee. As per Flamingo Hotel. It's all true! (Well, not quite.)

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Posted in New Amsterdam

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It's great. 

Posted on Sun, 28 Feb 2021

It's great. 
 

One point of style. After a lot of your direct speech, you have, 'sais' and then a present participle...

'McDade sais, tryin tae sound authoritative'

'Scanlon sais, noddin'

'ah sais, scramblin fur...

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Posted in The Party ay the Year (Part One)

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It's lovely. But very sad. 

Posted on Wed, 17 Feb 2021

It's lovely. But very sad. 

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Posted in Lyrebird

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