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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

My stories


I Will Ride

Anybody see Boris's bus crash interview with Susanna Reid? Unbelievable. image wikipedia commons.

Acrobats at Rest

It's about... whatever. Can't use the picture used for inspiration, so I made my own from available pd elements

Another Country

I wrote this in May 2015. I have crystal balls. I do not know this past, save through the prism of books written at the time they're supposed to be depicting. For it was not like any past I experienced first hand. Nostalgia is seductive, reductive and contains the nationalist propagandist's biggest lies. Image created from CC0 original.
Gold cherry

Sticky Wullie

Gallium aparine : Bobby Buttons, cleavers, catchweed, whippysticks: so many names. Sticky Willy is my favourite. I spent summer once with cousins in Govan. We did actually see the countryside, it was a bus ride away and guess who got "sticky wullie" stuck on the back of his jumper. Other than that, I made it all up - but you knew that anyway. Image is PD from wiki commons.

if no one were someone

Imagine. If they were... Image authors own creation at canva.com


262 of my comments have received 282 Great Feedback votes

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I do

Posted on Fri, 27 Nov 2020

love a good nihilistic git as a main character! Fabulous atmosphere, I could almost smell Hot Plate Heaven.

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Posted in Pigeon Variations - Ch 4 - Hero Grill Chef

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One theory

Posted on Thu, 26 Nov 2020

is that Ashurbanipal was Sardanapalus (and transliteration can do funny things, especially from cuneiform into Greek and later Latin script) BUT Ashurbanipal is everywhere else but in Cteisis's version - which itself is only known through...

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Posted in Historiography

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Perhaps your

Posted on Wed, 25 Nov 2020

next collection could contain a whole aviary? Another fine poem.
E x

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Posted in Hoopoe

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Posted on Sun, 15 Nov 2020

If only it weren't all so nearly true!
Well done.

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Posted in Invisible

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Your poem

Posted on Wed, 18 Nov 2020

reminded me of a visit to the Jurong Bird Park in Singapore one day, over 40 years ago.

Monsoon season, I remember it well. Half the broadsheet back page of the Straits Times would be dedicated to forecasts attempting to predict at what...

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Posted on Mon, 09 Nov 2020

striking imagery here.

Do you mean "algæ-d" at line 8?

Your poem finishes very strongly with these lines.

"the sun’s departure 

under the horizon’s guillotine,



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Posted in Retirement options for tube trains, #7, Foulness Island

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Posted on Mon, 19 Oct 2020

is good. And that's all I have to say.

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Posted in The Walrus and the Pearl

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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.

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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