Ewan

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I have 1393 stories published in 24 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 1014749 times and 722 of my stories have been cherry picked.
64 of my 2,325 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 65 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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Money for the Circus (Pt 2)

hmm... might need fiddling with... the story that is Image composed by author from public domain sources.
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Money for the Circus

Probably will be something longer, but whether it'll end up on here who knows... image is royalty free from pxhere.com
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Déjà Lu (Formerly Déjà Vu)

12 years and little has changed... The last two stanzas, which I've never been happy with, changed. Image By R-41 - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, source Wikipedia Commons

Ink

If you can't write, write about not writing... (How self-absorbed is that..? No, don't answer that...)
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The Instrumentalist

You'll probably work it out... image is out of copyright, to the best of my knowledge.

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64 of my comments have received 65 Great Feedback votes

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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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Most enjoyable.

Posted on Thu, 07 Feb 2019

One or two things. Incognito is one word.
Kirk is almost exclusively used for Church in the Church of Scotland. Your priest(s) are Catholics, I presume, since they practise the rite of Exorcism. 

I like the idea of the stories being...

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Posted in Adam Maxwell -Farquhar (Tale 2- Work in Progress)

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I wonder

Posted on Thu, 31 Jan 2019

what the playground chants are now... we used to parrot chants about Ho Chi Minh, with no clue where Vietnam was. This has that kind of hypnotic rhythm. Cleverly done.

best
Ewan

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Posted in Don't count your chickens

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This splendid poem

Posted on Wed, 23 Jan 2019

is our Facebook and Twitter Pick of the Day. Why not share or retweet if you like it too.
Image is copyright Dave Bevis source is https://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/3381711 and it is...

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Posted in Thanks in part to Louis M and William W: another love poem

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Nice

Posted on Wed, 23 Jan 2019

to see a dialect word in a poem (jitty) if we don't use them they'll die out. For those of a Yorkshire persuasion it's a ginnel, and if you're Jockinese (like me), it's a close.

Beautifully done.

best
Ewan

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Posted in Thanks in part to Louis M and William W: another love poem

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Lots to Enjoy

Posted on Fri, 21 Dec 2018

 in this deceptively simple poem. I wonder if wouldn't work better without the first line? You show us all of that in the rest of the poem.
This is particularly beautiful

I turn once more to the laundry.
It is evening now
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Posted in love and laundry

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It's worrying

Posted on Tue, 17 Jul 2018

looking back, sometimes. Old pals who took apprenticeships at 16 haven't lifted a tool in 30 years.  Policemen some of them, or RAC men. The lucky few might do some shop-fitting though they're time-served carpenters and joiners. One lathe-turner...

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Posted in Distance

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It's funny

Posted on Thu, 07 Jun 2018

if you'd asked me 10 years ago about the cathartic benefits of writing, I'd have laughed in your face. How wrong can one be? I suppose the point is it enables you (me, one etc.) to take your feelings outside and examine them, turning them over to...

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Posted in Here Are Things

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This

Posted on Thu, 26 Apr 2018

is our Facebook and Twitter Pick of the Day, it is a skilful two-parter which really drew this reader in.

Please read part two...

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Posted in Something Hard Inside Him (Part 1)

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