Ewan

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I have 1490 stories published in 27 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 1140684 times and 807 of my stories have been cherry picked.
84 of my 2,521 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 87 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.

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The Low Men

Well, I am... Image has been released into the public domain by George Hodan (publicdomainpictures.net)
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"___"

That's got you thinking... sorry if you're disappointed.
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Nick Goes Phishing

Flash Fiction. Image is out of copyright and in the public domain, as Haitzman drew it up in 1669.
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The Wisest Fool in Washing Town

What it says... image is by rept0n1x source: wikipedia commons. Used under:- Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported

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84 of my comments have received 87 Great Feedback votes

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It's fairly recent

Posted on Wed, 14 Aug 2019

from a US radio advertising campaign from the 30's I think. It means this is going/has started well - possibly after repeated failed attempts. Popularised by Jack Benny and the like in comedy sketches thereafter.

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Posted in Cooking On Gas

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This

Posted on Tue, 30 Jul 2019

topical piece captures the futility of getting away from it all, whatever "it" is, it's in our baggage and that's why it's our Facebook and Twitter Pick of the Day.

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Posted in removed for submission

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Most enjoyable.

Posted on Thu, 07 Feb 2019

One or two things. Incognito is one word.
Kirk is almost exclusively used for Church in the Church of Scotland. Your priest(s) are Catholics, I presume, since they practise the rite of Exorcism. 

I like the idea of the stories being...

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Posted in Adam Maxwell -Farquhar (Tale 2- Work in Progress)

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I wonder

Posted on Thu, 31 Jan 2019

what the playground chants are now... we used to parrot chants about Ho Chi Minh, with no clue where Vietnam was. This has that kind of hypnotic rhythm. Cleverly done.

best
Ewan

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Posted in Don't count your chickens

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This splendid poem

Posted on Wed, 23 Jan 2019

is our Facebook and Twitter Pick of the Day. Why not share or retweet if you like it too.
Image is copyright Dave Bevis source is https://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/3381711 and it is...

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Nice

Posted on Wed, 23 Jan 2019

to see a dialect word in a poem (jitty) if we don't use them they'll die out. For those of a Yorkshire persuasion it's a ginnel, and if you're Jockinese (like me), it's a close.

Beautifully done.

best
Ewan

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Posted in Thanks in part to Louis M and William W: another love poem

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Lots to Enjoy

Posted on Fri, 21 Dec 2018

 in this deceptively simple poem. I wonder if wouldn't work better without the first line? You show us all of that in the rest of the poem.
This is particularly beautiful

I turn once more to the laundry.
It is evening now
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Posted in love and laundry

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It's worrying

Posted on Tue, 17 Jul 2018

looking back, sometimes. Old pals who took apprenticeships at 16 haven't lifted a tool in 30 years.  Policemen some of them, or RAC men. The lucky few might do some shop-fitting though they're time-served carpenters and joiners. One lathe-turner...

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Posted in Distance

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It's funny

Posted on Thu, 07 Jun 2018

if you'd asked me 10 years ago about the cathartic benefits of writing, I'd have laughed in your face. How wrong can one be? I suppose the point is it enables you (me, one etc.) to take your feelings outside and examine them, turning them over to...

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Posted in Here Are Things

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This

Posted on Thu, 26 Apr 2018

is our Facebook and Twitter Pick of the Day, it is a skilful two-parter which really drew this reader in.

Please read part two...

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Posted in Something Hard Inside Him (Part 1)

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