Ewan

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I have 1638 stories published in 28 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 1274117 times and 949 of my stories have been cherry picked.
107 of my 2,701 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 113 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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On the Shores of Chiasmus

Best read alongside this, or not. You can do as you like, after all https://www.abctales.com/story/ewan/isle-hendiadys Image is free for non-commercial use from pixabay.com
Cherry

"God Knew How Many Beats Per Minute" [Mr Martinez Part 33]

Did you miss him? image source https://www.thewhiteisle.co.uk/the-original-super-club-of-ibiza/ The White Isle is a great blog with some interesting tales of Ibiza back in whatever day you can remember.
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October 1st, 2020

It's National Poetry Day, after all. Licence CC BY 2.0: photograph of the Calder Hebble Navigation by Tim Green on flicker.com
Cherry

"The Other Half is a B-Movie Screenplay" [Mister Martínez Part 32]

And the whole of this is... Image source needpix.com : image creator Lernestorod (pixabay.com) CC.2.0
Cherry

Stay Silent

What it is, is what it is. Image is from wikigallery.com: free for non commercial use. Artist Andreas Achenbach

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107 of my comments have received 113 Great Feedback votes

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Posted on Tue, 13 Aug 2019

A comforting read, do click the link and listen to it being read extremely well by the author.
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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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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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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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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.

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Ewan

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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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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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