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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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As it's nearly Samhain, Halloween, whatever... image licence CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 photographer ropphotography on instagram

emptying the sea

And a Sisyphean task it is... image source wikipedia commons, but I fiddled with it a bit... used under CCA_SA 4.0 licence image photograph: Earlyspatz

1966 and All That

And it wasn't all that. Image is free for non-commercial use from needpix.com

A Kindness

This is my entry for The Walter Swan Poetry Prize 2020 run by Ilkley Literature Festival. You can catch the deserved winners on youtube.com The standard was very high, at least among those who won. I'm not displeased with this, though. Image from pixabay.com free for non-commercial use & without attribution.

I Am Tired of Complexity

Well, I am. Image by Hans Braxmeier from Pixabay


107 of my comments have received 113 Great Feedback votes

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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 Tue, 26 May 2020

an egg, could be a osprey's. It would go well with a couple of cherries.

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Posted in Otter

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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 in Mila

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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

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Builds well.

Posted on Tue, 14 Apr 2020

I wonder if you could have strung (ho,ho) the reader along a little longer. Not reveal that there are no strings quite yet. No matter. I'd be interested to read part II. Some might protest that your piece is a little over-written, but I think,...

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Posted in Got No Strings - Part 1

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I'm supposed

Posted on Wed, 01 Apr 2020

to be working on Moffat III, but changes at Unbound mean that it probably won't be accepted for publication, so I've kind of lost enthusiasm for it. Moffat II No Good Deed is on the final straight before publishing in September, Covid-19...

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Posted in 43. Be Stiff

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This is

Posted on Wed, 26 Feb 2020

particularly good.

You have a typo, doubtless caused by your "spool chukka", in para  beginning 'In 1969...'

"The bus took us too and from the junior school."  You need 'to' here.

An excellent exploration of what...

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Posted in Buses

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Posted on Wed, 19 Feb 2020

in the dark, I know, but it's still laughter. Thanks for making me laugh out loud.

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Posted in Pluto’s ode to Charon