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My stories have been read 1679712 times and 1132 of my stories have been cherry picked.
234 of my 3,189 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 252 votes

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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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Gold cherry

The Tra Lee

Inspiration point image from flicker.com by David Jones CC BY 2.0

Think of a Number [Cadae]

Cadae https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cadae also interesting : https://www.livescience.com/14836-pi-wrong-tau.html Glad I follow Ian MacMillan on twitter. Image from Pixabay

these are the lines

well they are Image author's own.

Move Away, Jimmy Blue

I set this week's IP so I felt duty bound to attempt something. Saw the band play this song Monday last. We can all move away, of course we can, but some of us stay in the same place even though we've moved miles. Image author's own.
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Antic Hay

Books were burned in Canada [Canada!] last week. In protest at depictions of indigenous peoples. Now, I'm not defending these depictions and if Canada's school libraries want to remove Tintin and others from their shelves, that's fine. I just disagree with people burning books, because people who burn books, as a better writer than me once said, often end up burning people. Anyway, here's this. I wrote it last time I got wound up about book burning.


234 of my comments have received 252 Great Feedback votes

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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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Posted on Mon, 01 May 2017

a pleasure it was to have known a little about your father's father in your father's own words. There is so little to connect us goyim with the terrible things done in those dark days. Every time a survivor goes, another thread is severed....

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Posted in Shlamek

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I read quite a few

Posted on Fri, 21 Jul 2017

eye-witness accounts of the evacuation. One of them had this:
"the angry hornet noise of dive bombers." So I do not take all the credit for that turn of phrase.
Many of these eye-witness reports were full of such observations, very...

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Posted in No Armada

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Most enjoyable.

Posted on Mon, 17 Jul 2017

Very descriptive, some nice alliteration and imagery. I particularly liked your neologism, 'coolcurled'.

You have a typo, lizard has one 'Z'.

Do you really need to put 'ivy' at the end? A suitable accompanying...

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Posted in a sort of green

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Ah, see, classic imposter

Posted on Sun, 16 Jul 2017

Ah, see, classic imposter syndrome behaviour, denying one's achievements!

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Posted in Another one of those

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Really liked this.

Posted on Thu, 13 Jul 2017

You might want to think about the "I"'s lining the page like telegraph poles. It often happens with a first person narrator, I've done it myself. Once it's pointed out you always see it.

Utterly, utterly believable. I hope it's fiction,...

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Posted in What happens near Rome

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This is really good.

Posted on Fri, 30 Jun 2017

The voice as has been mentioned is really good. I like how much subtext there is. How much we're left to fill in for ourselves about your narrator.
A couple of tiny things. Plural of taxi is taxis, there is an archaic form taxies, but it's...

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Posted in Earth. Live. Neutral.

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This rich

Posted on Sun, 18 Jun 2017

and textured riot of colour and blooms reminded me of Christina Rossetti's work. It is a deserved Facebook/Twitter Pick of the Day. Why not share or retweet if you like it too_

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Posted in The Ghost Queen.

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terrific stuff...

Posted on Thu, 08 Jun 2017

As good on the ins and outs of the Basketball dream as Harlan Coben (it's a compliment)



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Posted in Hello Walls (Chapter Four)

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Posted on Wed, 07 Jun 2017

Typos, it's Gauguin!

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Posted in Listed