Ewan

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I have 1609 stories published in 28 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 1232440 times and 920 of my stories have been cherry picked.
95 of my 2,646 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 98 votes

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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.

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Cherry

Lunacy

A poem about 18 lines long. Now you know. Image source tumbler. No known copyright issues.
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Cherry

"At Least I Didn't Whistle" [Mr Martinez Part Twenty Six]

Short and bitter (like me)... Image author's own terrible photography.
Cherry

"Somewhere Full of Guiris" [Mr Martínez Twenty Five]

The Wild Rover Irish Pub in Barcelona is a much better place than I've made it sound, or at least it was when I was last there around 10 years ago. Image is a detail from a blog post illustration and has no copyright issues: source is https://www.barcrawlbarcelona.com/top-10-pubs-in-barcelona/

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95 of my comments have received 98 Great Feedback votes

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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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This deceptively simple

Posted on Tue, 25 Aug 2020

poem is deep and moving. Not a word wasted. That's why it's today's Facebook and Twitter Pick of the Day: why not share or retweet if you like it too?

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Posted in The Places

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Ahh,

Posted on Tue, 25 Aug 2020

sublime. Dextrous and thrilling use of language.
Well done.
Best
Ewan

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Posted in Salamander

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Yes,

Posted on Sun, 05 Jul 2020

 Victorian in feel, more Tennyson, as has been said, than the romantics.

The repetition of wallet in two stanzas in a row brought me up short, but it's just a quibble. Wallet itself is a relatively new import from the US in 1913 (OED 2nd...

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Posted in The Impostor

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White noise

Posted on Mon, 17 Aug 2020

is played very loud as an "interrogation" technique by most intelligence agencies. That's the point , government people know about Rueda's phone. It's easy enough to keep track of a mobile, even if it's switched off. Teniente Elizondo doesn't...

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Posted in "Señor Bean" [Mr Martínez: Eleven]

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Good poem,

Posted on Mon, 17 Aug 2020

I wonder how many buildings I've lived or worked  in over the years have gone. A really good poem that starts very well.

I'm just wondering about the ending. It's a bit flippant, at least for me, I'd certainly lose the exclamation mark....

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Posted in Closure By Slideshow

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Your

Posted on Tue, 11 Aug 2020

beautiful and bucolic pieces are their own reward, but have the cherries anyway.

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Posted in Cows

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