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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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The Footballer's Fear of the Whistle

Amid the fuss about the death of another, admittedly incredible, footballer from the other side of the world, there's this. It used to be on another site. I wrote it nine years ago the week after his death. I've edited it somewhat. What a terrible waste. Still no explanation of why, although unsubstantiated reports link him to the abuse carried out by boys' coach, Barry Bennell. Anyway, we know the spotlight is hard to give up. Gary Speed (1969-2011).


Ford was right, but he didn't know why. Image is by Tiffany & Co, but out of copyright and in the public domain, source Wikipedia.org

Phyllida Case

Odd. Because I felt like writing something weird. Image source wikipedia commons licence CCA2.0 photographer Tex Texin on Flicker too.

"Pow! Pow!"

Trigger warning. Once upon a time, children pretended to play with guns... Image source www.picturesofengland.com Photographer ED, No known copyright issues.

Clinical Trial

Imagine... Sci Fi. Image source is Wiki commons license CC1.0 Public Domain


143 of my comments have received 152 Great Feedback votes

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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 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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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.




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Posted in The sadness of tulips

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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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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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Posted on Thu, 02 Oct 2014

the very word, uncanny. Fascinating etymology it has too.

Nice to hear from you. I've been away a while, I know


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Posted in By the Light of a Gibbous Moon

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Posted on Fri, 13 Jun 2014

Hey Jack, great pieces on an interesting day.

Just one thing:

"I offered Ewan a cheese sandwich, but he said his
friend had made him an old-fashioned bacon buttie. They’d been in the
army together. I went to sit on the...

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Posted in Unbounders Away