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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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"Better Than Dying of Boredom" [Mr Martinez 18]

More mystery... why not? image source flicker.com. Photographer Giusseppe Milo Licence CC.2.0
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Moonshine

This is very old, and I'm quite surprised at where I found it, between a pantoum and a villanelle, which puts it during the second year of my CW Diploma with the OU. Naturally, that shows, but at least it's not poetry, eh? Image is PUBLIC DOMAIN... hoorah. Source Wikicommons.
Cherry

Tempus Fugit

Someone once said some things very like these to me when I was younger, I should have listened, but ... well, as a teenager/young man I was ALWAYS right. Now I'm older, I know that there are many more than two sides to anything. What do you call a shape with two sides..? Exactly. Image use licence Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International source; wikipedia. Creator: Yakidono
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"Maybe I'm Waiting for Your Mother" [Mr Martínez Sixteen]

See, I told you SOMETHING would happen. Image source Pixabay.com, thanks to Markus-S
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112 of my comments have received 118 Great Feedback votes

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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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Hmm...

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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Like...

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.

Marvellous.

regards

Ewan

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Posted in The sadness of tulips

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There's

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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