Ewan

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I have 1299 stories published in 19 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 831174 times and 574 of my stories have been cherry picked.
37 of my 1,880 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 38 votes

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"Meh-tha tur-ah?"

The title? You'll have to read it to see what that means... Picture is the Bridge at Belleek, which will form part of a hard UK Eire border, should it come to that. Source is wikipedia commons.

No Good Deed 94 (WMDN)

Is there more to the mystery of Moffat than even he guesses? The picture is of the frontispiece of "The 40 Virtues of Armagnac" by Cardinal Dufour. Readers of Gibbous House will have come across this enlightening and uplifting work of early Catholic literature... Image is copyright The Vatican Library, taken from www.armagnac.fr used in accordance with CC licence.

Fistulous Withers

I know what it really is... I just think it would make a great name... Doggerel, daft and dire. Image is wikipedia commons.
Cherry

Empty Manifesto

Read it out in the manner of Christopher Ecclestone reading Evidently Chickentown... clean the mirror afterwards. Image from Pixabay Free for commercial use, no attribution required CC0 Creative Commons
Cherry

No Good Deed 93 (WMDN)

A plan? Really? Image is Wikipedia Commons and is free of copyright. Mock engraving courtesy of cooltext.com

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37 of my comments have received 38 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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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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You

Posted on Thu, 14 Sep 2017

missed the "Flight" from Flight Lieutenant: No Lieutenants since the RFC became the RAF in 1918,

Best, Ewan, (former Flight Sergeant, No. 51 Sqn)

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Posted in The Second World War: PART 4 - Andrew MacDonald - Sagan (1943)

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This

Posted on Tue, 14 May 2013

is poetry. This is life.
This is sharp and it cuts like a knife.

Lovely, lovely poetry. Hope we hear more from Shoe sometime soon.

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Posted in Viscosity

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I

Posted on Sat, 26 Aug 2017

like to think I am capable of separating the art from the artist.

Years and years ago I did A101 Arts Foundation course with the OU (it would have been about '83). At summer school in Hounslow (!) we trashed a whole afternoon with the...

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Posted in Evening Walk in a Seaside Town

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Yes,

Posted on Tue, 22 Aug 2017

not obvious, certainly layered  - and thought provoking. Good use of the opposites in conjunction and the occasional alliteration, all the while making it look effortless.

Very good indeed.

 

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Posted in Inheritance

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And

Posted on Wed, 09 Aug 2017

"Against All Odds" is a crime against music. As such, it suits the film for which it was the title song beautifully. I would imagine it would clear any dance floor of all but the desperate-to-have-a-"slowy" teenagers.

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Posted in Restart 6 - Sand Dancing

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