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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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Message IV

Our interplanetary guests reinitiate contact with home... image by J D Hancock licence CC-BY 2.0
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A Pocketful of Marbles

No, it isn't really about marbles Image source; David Dalgliesh Sr, via pinterest.com permission sought https://pin.it/78umPum


Feria means fair, but unless you've been to a Feria in Southern Spain, you'll never know what it really means. This was written around the time of our last Feria de Mayo, in Alhaurin El Grande, before we left a year later. I've posted it for a bit of warmth on a grey winter's day. No copyright issues with the image of the poster. We were encouraged to share the new Feria Poster every year.
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It Seems Our Leader Is Unwell

Rant. Read by a very poor voice artist here... https://soundcloud.com/user-224867227/boris-for-soundcloud Image from wikicommons.org by Ikastolak1 : CC-SA 4.0 licence

The Picture Ranch 58

More of this? Yes, never mind. It won't be seen by many. Anyone noticed how their tweets have become ineffective since the latest "show 8,000,000 tweets" has started? Oh, just me then. Image from pinterest.com no copyright issues.


233 of my comments have received 251 Great Feedback votes

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Posted on Tue, 13 Oct 2020

eerie, too. I love the idea of a mourning fog and what it might be mourning.

Ewan x

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Posted in House Ghost

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I reckon

Posted on Thu, 01 Oct 2020

the lightning bird will be out and about today.

This is terrific poetry.

E x

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Posted in Hamerkop

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This deceptively simple

Posted on Tue, 25 Aug 2020

poem is deep and moving. Not a word wasted. That's why it's today's Facebook and Twitter Pick of the Day: why not share or retweet if you like it too?

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Posted in The Places

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Posted on Sun, 05 Jul 2020

 Victorian in feel, more Tennyson, as has been said, than the romantics.

The repetition of wallet in two stanzas in a row brought me up short, but it's just a quibble. Wallet itself is a relatively new import from the US in 1913 (OED 2nd...

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Posted in The Impostor

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White noise

Posted on Mon, 17 Aug 2020

is played very loud as an "interrogation" technique by most intelligence agencies. That's the point , government people know about Rueda's phone. It's easy enough to keep track of a mobile, even if it's switched off. Teniente Elizondo doesn't...

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Posted in "Señor Bean" [Mr Martínez: Eleven]

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Hi Ed,

Posted on Tue, 04 Aug 2020

loved this. Any reason for "night-lite" vice "night-light"? You have "nite-lite" at the end. Should "swats" in "swats-for-mocks" be swots (like I was)?

Well done.

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Posted in Box Room

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Thanks for sticking

Posted on Sat, 01 Aug 2020

with them Stephen, and for spotting the typo. I'm not sure where it's going yet, but it's not going anywhere before next week as I've a few things to do until Friday.

I think violence generally is sudden and shocking. The threat of...

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Posted in "Sparse and Molasses Slow" Mr Martínez Six(?)

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No, I just

Posted on Tue, 07 Jul 2020

thought it was a pseudonym and he was really called J.R.Hartley. Thanks for the good wishes, I'll need them!

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Posted in Tolkien on Disco Biscuits

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Posted on Wed, 13 May 2020

heartfelt poetry.

You have a typo in the last line. 'Liaison' looks funny, but is the correct spelling.

I enjoyed this.

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Posted on Wed, 15 Apr 2020

I'd seen this yesterday. A bit of a sideways look itself, as I'm sure you intended.

You have a typo in para 6
"Her acquaintances or “friends” tend to have somewhat needy themselves,"

I cannot tell you...

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Posted in Crab Customs