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My stories have been read 89075 times and 114 of my stories have been cherry picked.
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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 stories

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Poem of the week

Sealwatching

A poem about sealwatching... and things...
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Cherry

The Specials

The world is teeming. Billions of us, rubbing together like ants under a glass. Engulfed in that madness, it's hard to know who to reach out to. But...
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Cherry

Where We Are: a personal perspective

Hello folks, I'm honestly not inviting group-think. I just would be interested to know what people feel about what I have to say. This whole Covid...
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Cherry

The Lake of Earth Sprirts

Another micro-fiction piece from the 2013 Prose Pentathlon. A repost, but one I think people might like in these times of enlightened views about the earth and our relationship to it.
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An Undertaking

An old piece of micro-fiction
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38 of my comments have received 44 Great Feedback votes

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Loved it!

Posted on Mon, 27 Dec 2021

Hi Rich,

As you know, I'm a fan of John McNulty.  You're a worthy successor.  I love reading short pieces like this.  Great characters, slices of life - and lines to kill for:

To Whosit,

For your consideration....

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Thank you all!

Posted on Sun, 26 Dec 2021

I'm so grateful for your comments, folks.  They mean a lot, truly.  To be honest, I haven't really been able to focus on writing or reading since the Covid crisis began.  It's had a huge impact on my mental health.  However, I recently got a...

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Posted in An Undertaking

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Yeah.  I fictionalised it

Posted on Mon, 04 Mar 2019

Yeah.  I fictionalised it this time.  I don't like defining people by their features, but it's the kind of thing kids notice. No offence to anyone with large noses.  I've got large ears!

I can remember that day like it was yesterday. ...

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Posted in The Love of the Loveless (Chapter 6) (9)

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Chapter 5 (2)...

Posted on Sun, 03 Mar 2019

Chapter 5 (2)...

I had three of Michael.  One as a small child, standing beside a Christmas tree, grinning a toothy grin as he held a bottle of beer up to a pint jug.  Clearly something posed by dad.  It always brought a smile to mum,...

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Cheers, mate.  It was the

Posted on Fri, 01 Mar 2019

Cheers, mate.  It was the colour of cotton, rather than like it... but I know what you mean.  Ash-grey is a cliche, too.  Hard to avoid 'em, really.

Minimum wage doesn't even get paid by some companies.  Some garment factories in Leicester...

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Posted in The Love of the Loveless (Chapter 6) (1)

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Thanks for your input,

Posted on Mon, 25 Feb 2019

Thanks for your input, Rhiannon.  It's something that's often discussed on Aspie forums.

I tend, now, to try to hold for a couple of seconds if I can - but it's never easy.  It is a bit of a myth, to be fair, that we avoid eye contact...

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Posted in The Love of the Loveless (Chapter 2) (3)

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I like the way you go, Jane. 

Posted on Thu, 28 Feb 2019

I like the way you go, Jane.  Sounds like we often take the same path smiley

A...

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Posted in That's Not The Way I Go

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Paths have become a bit of an

Posted on Mon, 25 Feb 2019

Paths have become a bit of an obsession with me lately!  Parallel universes, etc.  I wrote a novel once (unpublished) about a man who dies and in the 'afterlife' is offered the chance to see what would have become of his life if he had made...

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Posted in The Love of the Loveless (Chapter 2) (3)

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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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