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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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MovieLand! (A Christmas Story. Part 1)

I was supposed to be the authority but it had to be said they were probably right, the duck did appear to be dying. It wasn’t a spectacular death,...
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Seven Nights in the Flamingo Hotel

At five o’clock in the morning you are woken by the sounds of the couple in the next room arguing and this surprises you because the previous night...
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Palestine

1. God is dead Myron comes home and takes off his, ‘God is Dead’, sandwich board.
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Zola Budd and Big Books

I am Zola Budd or an aspiring bum. Remember her, when they did get her in spikes you didn’t know if you were watching track and field or a remixed edition of Death Race 2000.

Sitges, Sitges, Sitges

So said the barwoman of the hotel terrace bar. We we looking down on the church, at a green laser light playing on the ground. It was nothing really, like something a kid would have.

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115 of my comments have received 119 Great Feedback votes

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Gin! Yes. And the story is in

Posted on Tue, 28 Jan 2020

Gin! Yes. And the story is in her latest collection, Orange World. But she's written a few and the older ones will be cheaper... 

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Posted in Pine Trees

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Have a gin as it's basically

Posted on Tue, 28 Jan 2020

Have a gin as it's basically made of pine. 
 

And funnily enough I was reading a short story today about a woman who gets taken over by a tree. (A Joshua tree.) The Bad Graft by Karen Russell. You'd like her, I think... 

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Thank you. I didn't realise

Posted on Tue, 28 Jan 2020

Thank you. I didn't realise but I follow on Twitter a bookshop in Saltburn-by-the-Sea. I Tweeted them to say I was writing a book about the town. Then they see this.... :) My dad's family is from up that way. We were hitchhiking around there as a...

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Posted in A Piece of Ass. Part 7. Grapefruit Moon. Part 2

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Really great story. Thanks

Posted on Tue, 28 Jan 2020

Really great story. Thanks for sharing. Like an updated version of one of those stories you'd read in a magazine. 

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Posted in The Opposite Effect (3)

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Well written. Good twist in

Posted on Tue, 28 Jan 2020

Well written. Good twist in the middle there. Wasn't expecting that . 

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Bit strange is perfect for me

Posted on Mon, 27 Jan 2020

Bit strange is perfect for me. And I like that your poems have a specific style - they are very you, your voice - good I think when you are putting a collection together. 

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I love this one too. To

Posted on Mon, 27 Jan 2020

I love this one too. To describe a person as a mole is unusual but fits perfectly and then you carry it on through the whole poem. And what you say is true - if we burrow ourselves our reality does become distorted, and memories invade...

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God knows. It's an incredibly

Posted on Mon, 27 Jan 2020

God knows. It's an incredibly amazing skill. Rudolf Nureyev appears in part 6. I'll ask him...
 

And now, for me, off to work. Day 7. See you at 10. :) 

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Posted in A Piece of Ass. Part 5. The Sugar Plum Fairy

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No...... but I like your

Posted on Thu, 23 Jan 2020

No...... but I like your thinking. 

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Posted in A Piece of Ass. Part 3. An introduction to Card Sharking

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Good choice. Drew. 

Posted on Thu, 23 Jan 2020

Good choice. Drew. 

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Posted in January

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