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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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It's about... you know... image source pikrepro.com

"Dear World..."

George Sanders, the cad's cad. I really tried to work in his "failed sausage investment" into this. It's not a euphemism though, so I gave up. Image source wikipedia in Public Domain as it is so old.

The Footballer's Fear of the Whistle

Amid the fuss about the death of another, admittedly incredible, footballer from the other side of the world, there's this. It used to be on another site. I wrote it nine years ago the week after his death. I've edited it somewhat. What a terrible waste. Still no explanation of why, although unsubstantiated reports link him to the abuse carried out by boys' coach, Barry Bennell. Anyway, we know the spotlight is hard to give up. Gary Speed (1969-2011).


Ford was right, but he didn't know why. Image is by Tiffany & Co, but out of copyright and in the public domain, source Wikipedia.org

Phyllida Case

Odd. Because I felt like writing something weird. Image source wikipedia commons licence CCA2.0 photographer Tex Texin on Flicker too.


115 of my comments have received 121 Great Feedback votes

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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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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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These really are

Posted on Tue, 01 Dec 2020

things of sombre beauty.

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Posted in Angelica

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Posted on Tue, 01 Dec 2020

The father son dynamic is well done. I no longer think Pyser's self-awareness is inappropriate. I was wrong!
Good ending in this section.

Keep 'em coming.

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Posted in Pigeon Variations - Ch 12 - The Dove in Vauxhall Park

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These are going

Posted on Tue, 01 Dec 2020

well. One think struck me on reading this one.
"Behaving like a total knob"

We're in Pyser's head here, is he showing some heretofore (I've always wanted to put that word in somewhere un-Moffat-y) unrealised...

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Posted in Pigeon Variations - Ch 11 - Bring Out the Dead

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I do

Posted on Fri, 27 Nov 2020

love a good nihilistic git as a main character! Fabulous atmosphere, I could almost smell Hot Plate Heaven.

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Posted in Pigeon Variations - Ch 4 - Hero Grill Chef