Ewan

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I have 1366 stories published in 21 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 850167 times and 614 of my stories have been cherry picked.
38 of my 2,004 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 39 votes

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No Good Deed 97

Moffat hopes to be a record breaker, dedication's what you need... Source image by David on Flicker... image changed and used in acc with CC BY 2.0 https://www.flickr.com/photos/bootbearwdc/12621510

No Good Deed 96

It's hard work getting to the end... then it'll be rewrites, then... probably not published by Unbound, have to get them to say they don't want the sequel though... (Shouldn't be hard) Image: PD-US - no copyright notice source wikipedia commons.

Crashing Symbols

remember when everything was copacetic before tru dat when sound biting was orthodontistry p e o p l e are spelling it sound-byte and i think its a...

Looking For Trouble

I wrote this just after writing "Looking for Lorca", it's just a riff, really. Feel free to walk on by. No point in looking for trouble... Image is in the Public Domain as work produced by an employee of a US Gov't department. The photographer's name is Russell Lee
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A Lubyanka Conversation

" Actually, this is supposed to be funny ." Harold Pinter. Title is accurate. This work is in the public domain source is wikipedia commons.

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38 of my comments have received 39 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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Really liked this.

Posted on Wed, 08 Nov 2017

However, it needs a good "going at" for punctuation. Or you could not punctuate at all and leave everything in lower case, which might well suit the content. The problem is that some punctuation is worse (in terms of meaning) than none. One thing...

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Posted in City Breath

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I see

Posted on Thu, 26 Oct 2017

what Jack means.

"beyond make-do-and-mend"

or even

"beyond make-do-and-mending"

I like this.

Best

Ewan

 

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Posted in Broken

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Truly

Posted on Wed, 18 Oct 2017

outstanding writing. As allusive (and perhaps elusive) as a long poem by Eliot. I'll be reading this over and over today picking out all the references.

You have a typo
"When at home, I read a book every day...

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Posted in The Black Book Restored: Fragments 1A to 33 (second half)

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This second part

Posted on Sun, 15 Oct 2017

to a story, which stands as a fine piece of writing in and of itself, is our Facebook and Twitter Pick of the Day. Why not share or retweet it if you like it too?

Part one can be found...

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Posted in BERNARD Part 2 (from Ribbentrop's Chair)

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Splendid.

Posted on Thu, 12 Oct 2017

I think Jack's picked up on a couple of things, (I admit I didn't notice them).

It's interesting that you chose to write "risen mounds". If there is some idea of autonomy here, fair enough. I like the idea that they've risen like loaves....

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Posted in Yellow Ribbons

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There are always

Posted on Sun, 17 Sep 2017

at least two poems on the page: the one the writer wrote and the one the reader understands (or not). Poetry truly is the infinite art, since its meaning is open to infinite interpretations. I know many people who do not enjoy this nebulous...

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Posted in time travelling

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2nd

Posted on Sun, 17 Sep 2017

person narration is notoriously difficult to pull off, but you've managed it well. What I like so much about what you do is the vast swathes of subtext, the gaps between the lines that are so tempting to fill and that we are unlikely to get wrong...

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Posted in The Oil Refinery

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I've

Posted on Tue, 16 Feb 2010

always been interested in how language places people in time as well as place. The Picture Ranch (another long half-finished novel on ABC)'s narrator sounds very different to the Narrator of Gibbous House and this its sequel. What other prose I...

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Posted in No Good Deed 8

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