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I have 222 stories published in 10 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 245337 times and 151 of my stories have been cherry picked.
180 of my 1,097 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 190 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

My stories

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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...
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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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Sven Goes to War. Part 1. Warriors of the Wasteland

Sven Goes to War. Part 1. Warriors of the Wasteland While their parents watched War 73 ( The war to end all… etc etc) spin out on Nightly News , the...
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On the Spectrum

On the Spectrum. It is 1986. Margaret Thatcher is sat firmly on her throne. The Chernobyl Nuclear disaster is just on the horizon. People are...
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The Aquarium. Part 5. I Can’t Make You Love Me.

Their father’s funeral might have been a sorry affair if they had gone. But they did not. The two brothers were only pleased to see each other and...

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180 of my comments have received 190 Great Feedback votes

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I liked this, like the other

Posted on Wed, 24 Jun 2020

I liked this, like the other one, the strange wasted characters. But like the other one I think you need to put some plot and tension in there. And when I say plot you could do worse than look at Brautigan - in sombrero fallout a sombrero falls...

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Loved it! 

Posted on Sat, 20 Jun 2020

Loved it! 

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Posted in Longest Day

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It is beautiful and sad. All

Posted on Sun, 07 Jun 2020

It is beautiful and sad. All loved pets are receptacles of pain. 

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Posted in Iriecat

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Is Tom McNulty's the family

Posted on Tue, 02 Jun 2020

Is Tom McNulty's the family shop?

You've got too many 'de's in there at the beginning so it becomes a thing. 
 

Cathal needs to be in there in the first line. It's a cautionary tale.

 

Have you read Damon Runyon...

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If anger's in a drawer I don

Posted on Thu, 28 May 2020

If anger's in a drawer I don't want to enter it... nice one onemore x

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Posted in Anger

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Neither particularly long and

Posted on Sat, 23 May 2020

Neither particularly long and in no way arduous. Deep felt and honest but in a general way that shouldn't make you feel you have posted something overly personal. And very excellent. Obviously. Did I say that? 
 

Drew

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Posted in How To Be Authentic

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This is our facebook and

Posted on Tue, 12 May 2020

This is our facebook and twitter pick of the day - do share is you like it too!

 

(Image from Pixabay - https://pixabay.com/photos/dog-portrait-black-snow...

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Posted in Lost Dog 5

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Really well written, and real

Posted on Tue, 12 May 2020

Really well written, and real tension, drama, mystery created without much going on (which shows great skill). I too want to know what happens next. 

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Posted in Lost Dog 5

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Both films are bonkers and

Posted on Sat, 09 May 2020

Both films are bonkers and brilliant. 
 

If allowed, I'd be a blue whale. Because you'd get to see things you'd never otherwise see...

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I prefer blench. This poem

Posted on Sat, 09 May 2020

I prefer blench. This poem made me think of the film The Killing of the Sacred Deer which in turn made me think of The Lobster. Which I've now just bought. To watch again. 

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Posted in The Exhaustion of the Hunt

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