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I have 222 stories published in 10 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 245333 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

Cherry

A Piece of Ass. Part 6. Grapefruit Moon. Part 1.

Poulton-le-Fylde was a place of gilded palaces of commerce, monuments to men who had died many years ago, electric trams, street-lamps that in other...
Cherry

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

Then the circus came to town. The first Corey knew of it was when, upon opening up Ginny’s Palace, he saw the flyer posted across the window. Stephen...
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Cherry

A Piece of Ass. Part 4. Mermaid.

Ginny’s Palace was between Rolls , a shop that sold huge sausage rolls, and a children’s ball pit. Over the years every single one of the balls had...
Cherry

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

The instructors and other boys were waiting for him at the designated rendezvous point, the statue of a seal, Fidelity, by the train station. Corey...
Cherry

A Piece of Ass. Part 2. All the French Singers have bum post cards.

Corey consoled himself with the thought he would be going abroad. He had never been on an aeroplane although once for a birthday treat his parents...

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180 of my comments have received 190 Great Feedback votes

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Agreed. A ray of hope. 

Posted on Wed, 08 Apr 2020

Agreed. A ray of hope. 

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Posted in I Tell Myself This When I Am Afraid

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Glisk and glassiness work so

Posted on Mon, 06 Apr 2020

Glisk and glassiness work so well together. 
 

As Thom Gunn said, One is always nearer by not keeping still. 

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Posted in Walking Away

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Love it. Congratulations. 

Posted on Sun, 22 Mar 2020

Love it. Congratulations. 

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Posted in Deimos

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The poem is sentimental in

Posted on Thu, 02 Apr 2020

The poem is sentimental in the best possible way. I love the move from whale to herring (and its sorrow) to us. It is comparable to Philip Pullman's way of describing death. We become dust, part of the atmosphere. Or here, of the sea. Wonderful...

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Posted in The Sea is Sentimental

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Another really brilliant

Posted on Mon, 30 Mar 2020

Another really brilliant first line - so unusual an image. And your poem fits perfectly with the picture. 

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Posted in Barn Owls

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Agree with the above and I

Posted on Mon, 30 Mar 2020

Agree with the above and I mentioned before that we live in strange times when what would have been fiction is now our reality. The clip I love too... the words all the more poignant than ever. Someone at work said to me yesterday that when all...

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Posted in Whispers

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I liked this - quickly sets

Posted on Mon, 30 Mar 2020

I liked this - quickly sets the scene, and I like the way it pans out with the phone call. Couple of tiny things. 'fuck you quickly' needs some punctuation. Because I just read it as 'fuck you quickly'. An exclamation mark after 'fuck'? ...

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Posted in Jungle

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It's a great first line.

Posted on Mon, 30 Mar 2020

It's a great first line. Because everything builds and develops from there. 

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Posted in Starling

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Completely brilliant. A

Posted on Sat, 28 Mar 2020

Completely brilliant. A procession of unusual, startling images that have absolute clarity in their absurdity. And I've seen the wolves, they're at the end of the pier, dancing a slow waltz while sucking on popsicles. 

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Posted in A naked boulevardian

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Agree with all of the above.

Posted on Fri, 27 Mar 2020

Agree with all of the above. Inspired concise storytelling. Fabulous. And it would make a great little film in itself. 

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Posted in Dundee

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