Ewan

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I have 1227 stories published in 19 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 798065 times and 524 of my stories have been cherry picked.
12 of my 1,683 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 13 votes

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The Picture Ranch 24

Like Micawber says, something - or someone - always turns up... Picture is produced via photofunia.com and is free of copyright issues.
Cherry

The Picture Ranch 23

"How in hell will you get Micawber Fisher out of this one?" "umm..." Image is a still from the 1947 Republic Serial "The Black Widow" and copyright is believed to belong to the distributor of Republic Pictures, viz. Artisan Home Entertainment since 1998. The Black Widow is not available to buy.

In Case You Missed It

By way of writing something more optimistic... Image is CC0 Public Domain Free for commercial use No attribution required
Cherry

Tell Me

Despicable. Just despicable. Picture source: Pixabay CC0 Public Domain Free for commercial use No attribution required

Ikon (IP)

Politics will never outlast art. Kira Muratova (Romanian/Moldovan/Ukranian Film-maker) Image source http://sensesofcinema.com/2003/great-directors/muratova/

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12 of my comments have received 13 Great Feedback votes

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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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For me...

Posted on Wed, 03 May 2017

and how I write (I know, we're all different) I'd keep banging these out and then edit when you've completed a narrative (arc or spiral, who cares?) This is all sufficiently intriguing for me to persevere. If Tim needs to go, get rid of him later...

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Posted in Boatman's dream 10

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I do

Posted on Thu, 07 Jul 2016

agree with Jack that the ending seems a little rushed. I'm not sure I want to see (much) more backstory or a substantially longer piece, though. Have you thought about making the story arc more circular... start from just before where it...

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Posted in Flowers (Part Two of Two) (IP)

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Splendid...

Posted on Thu, 07 Jul 2016

the welter of detail contrasts with the things you leave out. The combination of observation of the mundane and the barest of allusions to horrific deeds makes it all the more chilling. Fine stuff.

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Posted in Flowers (Part Two of Two) (IP)

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A long time ago...

Posted on Mon, 28 Mar 2016

When I was first posting on ABCTales (I think) BJD was around too. I know he was when I was an editor. He must have gone away for a while. Any comments, though very insightful and worth following, were sometimes really, well, not fluffy. I know...

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Posted in COSMIC ARBORETUM

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Hmm...

Posted on Fri, 18 Mar 2016

Almost everything you do has me thinking of gothic cathedrals and mediaeval buildings. Perhaps it's the ring o' roses I hear. Nice nod to the grumpy Librarian, too.

Yep, the no-win situation of low-self esteem. "I can't be any good because...

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Posted in Hereditary fears

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Like...

Posted on Tue, 09 Feb 2016

All the best science fiction, this is our own present and reality viewed in a fun-house mirror. I'm going to read part two now. This is a great beginning. The voice is believable and distinctive. As it's 1st person POV you can get away with a...

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Posted in The Net Caster (Part One)

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Not a word misplaced, not a

Posted on Tue, 14 May 2013

Not a word misplaced, not a superfluous line.

Marvellous.

regards

Ewan

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Posted in The sadness of tulips

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There's

Posted on Wed, 06 Jan 2016

nothing wrong with a long sentence, provided it's completely clear and you don't lose the reader on the way. Dickens was pretty good at sentences which sometimes seemed like Latin periods, but he was a dab hand with a semi and full colon. Unlike...

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Posted in the hungry earth (2 of 2)

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I

Posted on Sun, 05 Oct 2014

...agree there's some nice description.

You need to avoid a tendency to tell. 'He had been able to avoid... etc.'

I'm not sure I believe the internal monologue in the paragraph beginning. 'He looked past the end...' You say the boy...

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Posted in K Ward - part 1 (Out of Sight)

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