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I have 1490 stories published in 27 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 1140717 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.

My stories


We Fools

Oh yes, still banging on about this kind of thing... Image from flicker.com. No known copyright issues, part of internet book archive, original source 1903 edition of Tragedy of King Lear.


Image author's own. More state of the nation stuff I'm afraid.

Be Careful What You Wish For.

Pepa looked at the kitchen. Dishes were piled high next to the stone sink. The tablecloth was a battlefield of crumbs and jam. The dog's blanket was...

The King of Cards

An old one I found hidden down the back of a Dropbox folder... image is PD used in acc with CC0.

Inhumane Bondage

I'm in communication with the cakers, I'll drop the image if they object. Image is from cakerstreet.com other cake makers are available.


84 of my comments have received 87 Great Feedback votes

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Posted on Fri, 18 Mar 2016

Almost everything you do has me thinking of gothic cathedrals and mediaeval buildings. Perhaps it's the ring o' roses I hear. Nice nod to the grumpy Librarian, too.

Yep, the no-win situation of low-self esteem. "I can't be any good because...

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Posted in Hereditary fears

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Posted on Tue, 09 Feb 2016

All the best science fiction, this is our own present and reality viewed in a fun-house mirror. I'm going to read part two now. This is a great beginning. The voice is believable and distinctive. As it's 1st person POV you can get away with a...

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Posted in The Net Caster (Part One)

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Not a word misplaced, not a

Posted on Tue, 14 May 2013

Not a word misplaced, not a superfluous line.




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Posted in The sadness of tulips

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Posted on Wed, 06 Jan 2016

nothing wrong with a long sentence, provided it's completely clear and you don't lose the reader on the way. Dickens was pretty good at sentences which sometimes seemed like Latin periods, but he was a dab hand with a semi and full colon. Unlike...

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Posted in the hungry earth (2 of 2)

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Posted on Sun, 05 Oct 2014

...agree there's some nice description.

You need to avoid a tendency to tell. 'He had been able to avoid... etc.'

I'm not sure I believe the internal monologue in the paragraph beginning. 'He looked past the end...' You say the boy...

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Posted in K Ward - part 1 (Out of Sight)

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Posted on Thu, 02 Oct 2014

the very word, uncanny. Fascinating etymology it has too.

Nice to hear from you. I've been away a while, I know


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Posted in By the Light of a Gibbous Moon

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Posted on Fri, 13 Jun 2014

Hey Jack, great pieces on an interesting day.

Just one thing:

"I offered Ewan a cheese sandwich, but he said his
friend had made him an old-fashioned bacon buttie. They’d been in the
army together. I went to sit on the...

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Posted in Unbounders Away