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I have 1780 stories published in 29 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 1551595 times and 1083 of my stories have been cherry picked.
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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.
Both Moffat novels are available here

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Struthio

Not the name of a minor Shakespearean character, but the genus Linnaeus first applied to ostriches, which once upon a time was applied to the Emu and later not. Escaped common ostriches in Australia have established feral populations. Image from pixhere.com and doctored by me.
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Cherry

There Will Be Dust (A Wedding Feast)

Going to a wedding tomorrow... Every gets soppy, even me. Image free for non-c use source: clipart.com
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Woodland Walk

Um... fairly self-explanatory, no? Picture taken by me when out walking the dog.
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The Myth of Olympians

I have played and followed sport all my life. I am thrilled by the endeavour, skill and sheer bloody-mindedness it takes to be the best at any sport. I just can't see the point of these Olympics, which are devalued by how they will be conducted. I really think a cancellation would have been better. Thousands of disappointed Olympian athletes, I know, but still... Image from wiki-commons fiddled with by me. Licence: CC BY 2.0
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Cherry

Faces

We wear faces, until they wear us. Image created from PD components by author.

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196 of my comments have received 210 Great Feedback votes

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This is our Facebook and Twitter Pick of the Day

Posted on Tue, 20 Aug 2019

The ever quirky hudsonmoon tries something different today and by golly it works well. That's why it's our Facebook and Twitter Pick of the Day. Why not share or retweet if you like it too?

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This is our Facebook and Twitter Pick of the Day.

Posted on Tue, 13 Aug 2019

A comforting read, do click the link and listen to it being read extremely well by the author.
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It's fairly recent

Posted on Wed, 14 Aug 2019

from a US radio advertising campaign from the 30's I think. It means this is going/has started well - possibly after repeated failed attempts. Popularised by Jack Benny and the like in comedy sketches thereafter.

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Posted in Cooking On Gas

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This

Posted on Tue, 30 Jul 2019

topical piece captures the futility of getting away from it all, whatever "it" is, it's in our baggage and that's why it's our Facebook and Twitter Pick of the Day.

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Most enjoyable.

Posted on Thu, 07 Feb 2019

One or two things. Incognito is one word.
Kirk is almost exclusively used for Church in the Church of Scotland. Your priest(s) are Catholics, I presume, since they practise the rite of Exorcism. 

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I wonder

Posted on Thu, 31 Jan 2019

what the playground chants are now... we used to parrot chants about Ho Chi Minh, with no clue where Vietnam was. This has that kind of hypnotic rhythm. Cleverly done.

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Ewan

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Posted in Don't count your chickens

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This splendid poem

Posted on Wed, 23 Jan 2019

is our Facebook and Twitter Pick of the Day. Why not share or retweet if you like it too.
Image is copyright Dave Bevis source is https://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/3381711 and it is...

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Nice

Posted on Wed, 23 Jan 2019

to see a dialect word in a poem (jitty) if we don't use them they'll die out. For those of a Yorkshire persuasion it's a ginnel, and if you're Jockinese (like me), it's a close.

Beautifully done.

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Ewan

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Lots to Enjoy

Posted on Fri, 21 Dec 2018

 in this deceptively simple poem. I wonder if wouldn't work better without the first line? You show us all of that in the rest of the poem.
This is particularly beautiful

I turn once more to the laundry.
It is evening now
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Posted in love and laundry

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It's worrying

Posted on Tue, 17 Jul 2018

looking back, sometimes. Old pals who took apprenticeships at 16 haven't lifted a tool in 30 years.  Policemen some of them, or RAC men. The lucky few might do some shop-fitting though they're time-served carpenters and joiners. One lathe-turner...

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Posted in Distance

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