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My stories have been read 275390 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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Sven Goes to War. Part 5. Come on Stanley.

Arriving seven days after all the other boys due to helping his da out with the welding on the fleet of Evans’ Sausage and Pie vans, why do they...
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Sven Goes to War. Part 4. The Card Sharks.

The Card Sharks. Each morning there was a klaxon which woke them from their bunks, then a roll call on the former prison yard, then six hours of card...
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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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221 of my comments have received 234 Great Feedback votes

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Brilliant. Loved it. And what

Posted on Sun, 28 Jun 2020

Brilliant. Loved it. And what a great idea. National Insect Week.  

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Posted in Bluebottle

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As Celticman said, good story

Posted on Wed, 24 Jun 2020

As Celticman said, good story. I think you need to build up the voodoo element, introduce it more slowly. How did he know about voodoo dolls etc? And have more than one thrust of the pin. After doing it the first time there's a recovery and then...

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Posted in I Can Never Say Sorry…

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I mentioned Spike Milligan

Posted on Wed, 24 Jun 2020

I mentioned Spike Milligan the other day. And this reminds me of him too. 

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Posted in Tormentors' Just Desserts

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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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Posted in The Hippy and the Mermaid

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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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Posted in Make Sure All The Frogs Get Home

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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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