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I have 231 stories published in 10 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 226845 times and 155 of my stories have been cherry picked.
89 of my 733 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 92 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

My stories

Cherry

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...
Cherry

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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Cherry

Seven Nights at the Flamingo Hotel (Sunday morning. The beginning of the end. Some thoughts about death.)

For many years you believed that you yourself were responsible for the death of your mother. You read many different kind of books about this but it...
Gold cherry

Seven Nights at the Flamingo Hotel. (Saturday afternoon to evening. Post Sick Skeletons out of the Closet.)

At 3 o’clock you are woken by an insistent knocking at your door. Wearily you get out of bed and find Vietnamese Denise, from housekeeping, standing...
Cherry

Seven Nights at the Flamingo Hotel (Saturday morning. Sick to the Bottom of your Bum.)

It is 515. The digits click. The alarm whines and you groan. For once the pain is not solely existential. Every time you close your eyes Eusavio is...
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89 of my comments have received 92 Great Feedback votes

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A tasty after-dinner treat.

Posted on Sat, 04 Jan 2020

A tasty after-dinner treat. Thank you. 

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Posted in To the belly of an osprey

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Thanks. Although still

Posted on Tue, 24 Dec 2019

Thanks. Although still writing I'd been feeling down and very self critical about everything I was doing. This last few months posting stuff on here and getting nice comments has given me a huge boost. I've finished Flamingo Hotel and have...

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Posted in MovieLand! (A Christmas Story. Part 1)

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Love this. You pierce the

Posted on Sat, 28 Dec 2019

Love this. You pierce the shape perfectly. 

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Posted in Decagon

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A great piece about awkward

Posted on Sat, 28 Dec 2019

A great piece about awkward desire. 
It's American?

And there are too many mentions of her nose, which is both turned-up and button? Is that possible? Or maybe you have a nose thing. Like Murakami with his ears. If so, that's fine...

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Posted in From Jester To King XI

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Lovely thing to say. 

Posted on Thu, 19 Dec 2019

Lovely thing to say. 

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Posted in Filler Up With Rosebuds

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Drummers are drummers. 

Posted on Tue, 17 Dec 2019

Drummers are drummers. 
Writers are writers. 
Write more. 
I'm enjoying this. 

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Posted in Drum Dream

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But don't expect them to buy

Posted on Mon, 16 Dec 2019

But don't expect them to buy you a beer. They might buy the brewery via an offshore company and put up the price selling it as artisan. 

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Posted in Knowing when it's all up

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Both Angel, and myself, are

Posted on Thu, 12 Dec 2019

Both Angel, and myself, are in need of a morning after pill. 

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Posted in Angel 78 (old friends and new)

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The story's all there but I

Posted on Fri, 06 Dec 2019

The story's all there but I think the twist is too much of a twist. I'd get Charlie in right in the first line. 'Alfred could love or leave his family but Charlie was his mate...' or something like that. And I'd give the impression that Janet was...

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Posted in Where The Hell is Charlie?

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Thanks for your comments.

Posted on Sun, 24 Nov 2019

Thanks for your comments. Part 2 is edited. And I've even looked ahead to Friday. Only three days left of the Seven at the Flamingo Hotel. I can't believe this thing I'd given up on and discarded is now nearing completion. That's thanks to ABC...

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Posted in Seven Nights at the Flamingo Hotel. (Thursday afternoon. The Forsaken Foreskin. Part 1.)

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