HarryC

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I have 51 stories published in one collection on the site.
My stories have been read 12971 times and 62 of my stories have been cherry picked.
26 of my 292 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 31 votes

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Kevin Marman

Care worker, writer, memester, autist, dissenter.

I like people who not only think outside the box, but reshape the box into something else!

I've been writing since I was 10.  It's my sanctuary - though the structure often needs maintenance.  Over the last twenty or so years, I've won some writing prizes (nothing major) for short fiction, poetry and playwriting.  In 2013, I published my first novel, 'In the Day'.  Looking at it now, I can see all sorts of things I would change - but I suppose that shows progress.  I also have a collection of short fiction, 'Still Life', available for Kindle.

In 2015, at the grand age of 56, I was finally diagnosed with Autistic Spectrum Condition (Asperger's).  I live alone with my cat, Daisy, and lots of books.

My collections

My stories

Cherry

The Last Christmas Tree (7)

Conclusion of my Yuletide tale. Jem sets off on her way again, leaving Annie to her Christmas...
Cherry

The Last Christmas Tree (6)

Part 6 of my Yuletide tale. Annie tells Jem the story of her marriage to Jack. And Jem tells a story of her own...
Gold cherry

The Last Christmas Tree (5)

Part 5 of my Yuletide tale. Jem helps Annie to dress the Christmas tree. Then they settle down for a natter about their lives...
Cherry

The Last Christmas Tree (4)

Part 4 of my tale for Yuletide. Annie has just started to decorate the tree when a surprise visitor arrives...
Cherry

The Last Christmas Tree (3)

Part Three of my Yuletide tale.

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26 of my comments have received 31 Great Feedback votes

2 Votes

I understand the info

Posted on Tue, 06 Nov 2018

I understand the info overload!  It's all a lot to take in, and it takes time to process.  I'm 3 years past diagnosis now, and I'm still running the numbers.  To use the old cliche, it's a rollercoaster.  So many positives... but the other side...

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Posted in Aspie Life

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Thanks, Stephen.  It takes

Posted on Tue, 06 Nov 2018

Thanks, Stephen.  It takes some processing - and we're good at that!  I over-analyse everything.

I tried to make this not so much about behaviours and more about how Aspies perceive the world.  It's one of the reasons that diagnosis is so...

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Posted in Aspie Life

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Legalise it now.  Either that

Posted on Fri, 02 Nov 2018

Legalise it now.  Either that, or I'm emigrating to Canada!

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Posted in Ode to Cannabis Sativa

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A beautiful tale, Lindy.  It

Posted on Thu, 13 Mar 2014

A beautiful tale, Lindy.  It lifted my heart to read this today.

That's sounds like exactly my kind of holiday, too!  The travel agents never quite understand, do they.

I especially love the hope embodied in this - the...

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Posted in Monochrome

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So many things going on in

Posted on Sun, 16 Mar 2014

So many things going on in this one, Tina.  Love, loss, disappointment, aging, the sense of growing isolation... and the comfort, still, in those small familiar things.  That final stanza is perfect in capturing it all.

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Posted in Definitely Not Just Another Dog Story

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As I kid, I well remember mum

Posted on Sat, 01 Dec 2018

As I kid, I well remember mum walking around the sitting room with the V-shaped TV aerial until the picture was right - and dad saying 'That's it.  Just stay right there.'

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Posted in Another Cock-Eyed Christmas

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As you rightly say, the

Posted on Sat, 01 Dec 2018

As you rightly say, the pressures on the young nowadays are enormous.  The advent of social media and smart phone technology have created more problems than they've solved - especially for young people.  One of my niece's boys was getting...

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Posted in When Death Comes Too Soon

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Thanks, Jack - just caught up

Posted on Fri, 16 Nov 2018

Thanks, Jack - just caught up with all your comments.  Thanks for them all.

Your mentor is right, and I'm sure you'll like the story.  The whole book is pretty much perfect.  Sherwood Anderson's Winesburg, Ohio is another such. ...

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Posted in Gift: A Son's Story (The Night Before)

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I can't stop laughing.  I

Posted on Mon, 12 Nov 2018

I can't stop laughing.  I couldn't help imagining colleagues at work (the boss is okay) I could happily do this to.  This is a brilliant piece of writing.  I love your sense of humour, Jane.

'The man’s white, flascidious buttocks...

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Posted in Autopsy of a Boss

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Thanks, Jack.  Yeah... there

Posted on Sat, 10 Nov 2018

Thanks, Jack.  Yeah... there are lots of misconceptions about Asperger's, even among trained people in the field.  Lacking empathy, emotionally cold, etc.  People struggle with Aspies for lots of reasons - principally because they don't follow...

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Posted in Gift: A Son's Story (Push)

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