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My stories have been read 1376229 times and 998 of my stories have been cherry picked.
138 of my 2,850 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 147 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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Sometimes the simplest things are the most complicated. image from freeimages.com free for non-commercial use

Anemoi - Winds

Bank Holiday walk on the Northumbrian Coast. Image source: geography.co.uk. Licence CC- BY SA 2.0 photographer MikeatSeahouses

"One, Two, Three, Four!"

Not actionable. Image is CC0 and in Public Domain.


Umm... well, odd, yes. But you can't beat a good puzzle on a Friday, eh? Oh, okay look at the image's provenance. Image is of a papyrus said to be a fragment of The Gospel of Mary. Source: Wikipedia.org Public Domain.

You Must Remember This

A short poem about things that happened two-thirds of a lifetime ago... image source picclick.com no known copyright issues.


138 of my comments have received 147 Great Feedback votes

3 Votes

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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Posted on Wed, 17 Mar 2021

Very fine. Whimsical, I agree.

You have a missing apostrophe at line 5 in "Willows favourite".

Always best to keep the fantastic rooted in the everyday. You do that well here.

Well done.


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Posted in "Willow's Tail"

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Posted on Mon, 28 Dec 2020

(ok I, but I'm sure that you - at least - feel the same) write about these things to try and make sense of them. For ourselves, yes, but if in writing them we can help others then they MUST be written.

Beautiful, layered writing as usual...

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Posted in Tawny Owl

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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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Posted on Thu, 29 Apr 2021

and ends particularly well.


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Posted in The Hierophant

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Scans well,

Posted on Wed, 21 Apr 2021

and none of the rhymes seem forced. An insistent rhythm that serves the subject well. A little unconvinced by one or two of the images. "severed souls impaled upon a pike" - for example - although I appreciate you may well be using soul as person...

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Posted in Penetration Privileges

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As funny as

Posted on Wed, 21 Apr 2021

 part one. I can think of no finer accolade. Well done on the pick.

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Posted in Most Vial