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I have 1332 stories published in 22 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 892737 times and 662 of my stories have been cherry picked.
55 of my 2,218 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 56 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.

My stories


Loan Words

According to dictionaries you can have Loanword, Loan-word or Loan Word, a word in transition if ever I saw one... Picture is from Pexels.com and CC0


I haven't a clue but you may get an inkling Image source is wikipedia and has been released into the public domain by its creator

Blue is the Colour

I think you'll work it out. Image source Wikipedia's colour project. CC0


Victor was sitting in the comfortable chair. At least that was how Jason thought of it. It was like a favourite pair of trainers - still recognisable...

Who Indeed?

Topical, allusory. Walk on by. Image is from maxpixel.com and licence is CC0 Minor edits Sat 24 March 2018


55 of my comments have received 56 Great Feedback votes

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This second part

Posted on Sun, 15 Oct 2017

to a story, which stands as a fine piece of writing in and of itself, is our Facebook and Twitter Pick of the Day. Why not share or retweet it if you like it too?

Part one can be found...

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Posted in BERNARD Part 2 (from Ribbentrop's Chair)

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Posted on Thu, 12 Oct 2017

I think Jack's picked up on a couple of things, (I admit I didn't notice them).

It's interesting that you chose to write "risen mounds". If there is some idea of autonomy here, fair enough. I like the idea that they've risen like loaves....

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Posted in Yellow Ribbons

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There are always

Posted on Sun, 17 Sep 2017

at least two poems on the page: the one the writer wrote and the one the reader understands (or not). Poetry truly is the infinite art, since its meaning is open to infinite interpretations. I know many people who do not enjoy this nebulous...

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Posted in time travelling

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Posted on Sun, 17 Sep 2017

person narration is notoriously difficult to pull off, but you've managed it well. What I like so much about what you do is the vast swathes of subtext, the gaps between the lines that are so tempting to fill and that we are unlikely to get wrong...

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Posted in The Oil Refinery

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Posted on Thu, 14 Sep 2017

missed the "Flight" from Flight Lieutenant: No Lieutenants since the RFC became the RAF in 1918,

Best, Ewan, (former Flight Sergeant, No. 51 Sqn)

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Posted in The Second World War: PART 4 - Andrew MacDonald - Sagan (1943)

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Posted on Tue, 14 May 2013

is poetry. This is life.
This is sharp and it cuts like a knife.

Lovely, lovely poetry. Hope we hear more from Shoe sometime soon.

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Posted in Viscosity

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Posted on Sat, 26 Aug 2017

like to think I am capable of separating the art from the artist.

Years and years ago I did A101 Arts Foundation course with the OU (it would have been about '83). At summer school in Hounslow (!) we trashed a whole afternoon with the...

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Posted in Evening Walk in a Seaside Town

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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