Ewan

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I have 1377 stories published in 24 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 991253 times and 706 of my stories have been cherry picked.
64 of my 2,313 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 65 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

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Starward Flung Spears

Nothing to do with Rameses II... Picture source flicker.com, used in accordance with CC2.0 generic, photographer Charlie Phillips
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Subject to Contract

yes it's meant to offend, how else can we make you think? Image has no known copyright issues.

English Will Broken

Yes. I am. Image was released into the public domain by Mark Hamilton via Wikimedia.org
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Thimbles

It's not really about thimbles, I have a lisp. You could use three and a pea for the shell game. Does anyone use them now? Image source pixel.com
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"Thang Yew Ver' Much"

It's now or never... Image is used in accordance with CC 2.0 Licence. Photo by Vicky Burton of Bulgarian Elvis impersonator... https://www.flickr.com/photos/vicki_burton/9395835224

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64 of my comments have received 65 Great Feedback votes

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This is really good.

Posted on Fri, 30 Jun 2017

The voice as has been mentioned is really good. I like how much subtext there is. How much we're left to fill in for ourselves about your narrator.
A couple of tiny things. Plural of taxi is taxis, there is an archaic form taxies, but it's...

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Posted in Earth. Live. Neutral.

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This rich

Posted on Sun, 18 Jun 2017

and textured riot of colour and blooms reminded me of Christina Rossetti's work. It is a deserved Facebook/Twitter Pick of the Day. Why not share or retweet if you like it too_

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Posted in The Ghost Queen.

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terrific stuff...

Posted on Thu, 08 Jun 2017

As good on the ins and outs of the Basketball dream as Harlan Coben (it's a compliment)

best

Ewan

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Posted in Hello Walls (Chapter Four)

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Two

Posted on Wed, 07 Jun 2017

Typos, it's Gauguin!

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Posted in Listed

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Did

Posted on Sat, 27 May 2017

I tell you how much I like this? There is satire, menace, allegory, myth and fable, also some tight writing anyone would be proud to have written. It takes genuine talent to get all that stuff in a piece of writing without bashing people over the...

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Posted in Boatman's dream 22

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Yes,

Posted on Tue, 09 May 2017

you could actually start from "The sun blazed". All the expository back story is a dense amount of telling about the characters. You could show a little all the way through.

"Most of the time he wore a light grey...

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Posted in Caiman's bazaar

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For me...

Posted on Wed, 03 May 2017

and how I write (I know, we're all different) I'd keep banging these out and then edit when you've completed a narrative (arc or spiral, who cares?) This is all sufficiently intriguing for me to persevere. If Tim needs to go, get rid of him later...

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Posted in Boatman's dream 10

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I do

Posted on Thu, 07 Jul 2016

agree with Jack that the ending seems a little rushed. I'm not sure I want to see (much) more backstory or a substantially longer piece, though. Have you thought about making the story arc more circular... start from just before where it...

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Posted in Flowers (Part Two of Two) (IP)

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Splendid...

Posted on Thu, 07 Jul 2016

the welter of detail contrasts with the things you leave out. The combination of observation of the mundane and the barest of allusions to horrific deeds makes it all the more chilling. Fine stuff.

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Posted in Flowers (Part Two of Two) (IP)

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A long time ago...

Posted on Mon, 28 Mar 2016

When I was first posting on ABCTales (I think) BJD was around too. I know he was when I was an editor. He must have gone away for a while. Any comments, though very insightful and worth following, were sometimes really, well, not fluffy. I know...

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Posted in COSMIC ARBORETUM

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