Ewan

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I have 1584 stories published in 28 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 1217321 times and 894 of my stories have been cherry picked.
89 of my 2,609 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 92 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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Club Country

when the music takes you strange places await... image source distractionsoflola.tumbler.com no known copyright issues

El Duende

More from the archives. Not a repost, as far as I can tell. Duende is the hardest word to explain I ever came across in Spanish. This one is for all the friends I made amongst students and barflies. Image source Flickr.com: photographer Albertus 82: licence CC-BY-NC 2.0
Cherry

The Last Man on the Moon

Another old one. Only posted at all because it contains the word 'pandemic'. Sci-Fi. Not fair just to warn you in the summary, I know, but maybe the picture's a clue. Image free for non commercial use from freesvg.org
Cherry

Timor Mortis Me Conturbat

Warning! Contains Latin with which I have taken a syntactical liberty. Although strictly speaking, the verb is generally at the end of a Latin period,this is merely a phrase. It means 'fear of death disturbs me' Image is by the 17th century painter Philippe de Champaigne, I don't think he'll mind me using it.
Cherry

Living Under Treacle

Written before, by several years. I read it now and it's not so far out. For everyone affected, as I was between then and now by some, by any of the things this story deals with. Image from pikrepro.com and free for non-commercial reuse.

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89 of my comments have received 92 Great Feedback votes

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No, I didn't either

Posted on Sat, 26 Aug 2017

 because by the time I started with OU Eliot and Pound were no longer "suitable". I bought Eliot's poetry with annotations. I was lucky that I'd studied Latin and French to to A-Level along with English. No Eliot there either! I love the...

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Madcap

Posted on Mon, 09 Sep 2019

humour is the only antidote to extremism... Where are the satirists? They should be firing broadsides port and starboard, the answer to the rise of the right is most definitely not a jump to the left, despite what Frank'N'Furter says.
Ah...

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Sad and Wistful

Posted on Mon, 09 Sep 2019

laughter in the dark. I hope it makes you feel better, because it does me - and I expect it does everyone with any sense who reads it. Brava!

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Posted in Pad Life: The Elephant In The Room

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This is our Facebook and Twitter Pick of the Day

Posted on Tue, 20 Aug 2019

The ever quirky hudsonmoon tries something different today and by golly it works well. That's why it's our Facebook and Twitter Pick of the Day. Why not share or retweet if you like it too?

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Posted in The Son God

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This is our Facebook and Twitter Pick of the Day.

Posted on Tue, 13 Aug 2019

A comforting read, do click the link and listen to it being read extremely well by the author.
Why not share or retweet if you like it too?

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This one and

Posted on Wed, 14 Aug 2019

your last one feel/read like you're trying something different. If you're going to use wind etc with no article the/a/this/that etc. maybe try capitalising them, sometimes no article makes it harder to read and detracts from the beautiful image (...

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Posted in Ice Age

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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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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.

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Ewan

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Posted in Don't count your chickens

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