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My stories have been read 1330282 times and 981 of my stories have been cherry picked.
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Ewan Lawrie

The picture is me signing copies of my novel, Gibbous House at Unbound Books HQ in Islington by the canal.

My stories


Impressing Miss Axelrod

Ahh...nostalgia. It's always the music, isn't it? Image author's own, as for its subject, Go Ask Alice...

Steinmätscher (Muddier of Stones)

I learned something from @LevParikian (Twitter's premier Twitcher if you're interested in birds) this morning. So, as is my wont, I went off on a tangent and wrote this. Image licence is CC-BY SA2.5 source Wikipedia photographer Andreas Trepte.

Millicent Frome

Doggerel. Image source pinterest. No known copyright issues.


No, I'm not explaining this one, you'll work it out. CC-SA 4.0 Original Image by Krzysztof Golik

Quadripartita Ratio (or Saturday Night at the Disco)

It's not about rhetoric... Image is from DeutscheFotothek an archive of photographic material from the former DDR licence CC-SA 3.0 Germany


128 of my comments have received 135 Great Feedback votes

3 Votes

I don't know why

Posted on Fri, 30 Oct 2020

but you are getting better and better. No, I do: it's practise making perfect, or as near as anything can get to that. You need to be looking at another collection soon. This is extremely good work.

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Posted in Dutch Elm Disease

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Posted on Mon, 28 Dec 2020

(ok I, but I'm sure that you - at least - feel the same) write about these things to try and make sense of them. For ourselves, yes, but if in writing them we can help others then they MUST be written.

Beautiful, layered writing as usual...

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Posted in Tawny Owl

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I am

Posted on Mon, 09 Nov 2020

speechless. Or at least written-wordless. This bears many more than several readings.

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Posted in At The East Lake Where I'm Often Drunk, Thoroughly

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There will be

Posted on Mon, 10 Feb 2020

...but as you know I'm writing Moffat III at the moment (12,000 words and counting). I always have a vanity project going, whilst I'm writing a novel. It helps to dive off into something else completely unrelated. Usually, The Picture Ranch or...

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Posted in Powerhousing II

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Ah well,

Posted on Wed, 18 Dec 2019

don't we know? "This is John, he...we used to know each other." Joan is about 19, John has been away for 20 years.
Yes, I know people don't like holes, but I do like clues, rather than telling everything.
Anyway, glad you liked it...

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Posted in A Polka Dot Dress

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One thing you will

Posted on Thu, 06 Jul 2017

find by doing this, is that your description in any prose you do write will be tighter, more compact, more effective, it's something I was told would happen if I wrote more poetry. I'm not completely sure it has for me, but it will for you....

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Posted in Tail-end

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It's the mothballs

Posted on Tue, 10 Jan 2017

I remember, and the faint smell of Lion pee and Turkish Delight.... hahaha. I do not know anyone who has never explored their parents' wardrobe. When I was 8, my dad's wardrobe had hundreds of football programmes from the 40's and 50's; Rangers...

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Posted in Grimms5

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Welcome back.

Posted on Mon, 15 Feb 2021

What a shame the magazine folded. I expect that will be as familiar a story over the next year as it has been over the last. Fantastic that you chose to put your story here. I sincerely hope you're looking around for other magazines that might...

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Posted in Letters in the attic

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An interesting premise

Posted on Tue, 09 Feb 2021

I'd like to read more.

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Posted in Caratacus 1

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Posted on Wed, 03 Feb 2021

dat McNulty, he's the divvel of a writer.

I feel I could cut the atmosphere in your writing with a knife, or even a heart-shaped hoe.



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Posted in Huroosh!