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I have 101 stories published in one collection on the site.
My stories have been read 112586 times and 117 of my stories have been cherry picked.
43 of my 459 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 49 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 stories

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The Den (Part 2)

There was no-one in when I went home at lunchtime. I drank some milk out of the bottle in the fridge. Then I made myself a pickle sandwich and went...
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The Den (Part 1)

This is one of the first short stories I ever wrote - about 30 years ago. It's based on my own childhood experiences, growing up on a high-rise estate in South London in the '70s.
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Mr Smelly (2)

One day, a singular event happened which galvanized the attention of the town. A young woman who lived on the estate, Layla Spruce, went missing...
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Mr Smelly (1)

First draft of a new story, mainly written today - so it may need some tinkering... (image credit - my own)
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Sealwatching

A poem about sealwatching... and things...
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43 of my comments have received 49 Great Feedback votes

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I don't think it is our

Posted on Sat, 15 Jan 2022

I don't think it is our decision.  I don't think we have any say in the matter.  It's just the way it works.  The rich can get away with whatever they like.  The poor just have to put up with it.  Because they have no power.  Not even at the...

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HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

Posted on Sat, 15 Jan 2022

Bring your own suitcase!

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Posted in Money - some context

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Well said, Di!

Posted on Sat, 15 Jan 2022

JC was routinely denounced as a Marxist - usually by people who've never read a word of Marx, and perpetuate the usual misunderstandings and misinformation about him.  'Look at the Soviet Union.  Look at North Korea.'  Okay, yeah... look at them...

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Hi Jane

Posted on Sun, 02 Jan 2022

Reading this story this morning has made my day!  I'm self-isolating at the moment, trying to focus on things other than Facebook (just deactivated from there at last - one addiction I can do without now!), so thought it was time to get back to...

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Enjoyed this

Posted on Tue, 28 Dec 2021

It reminded me of years gone by, when I had a huge collection of pencils and notepads - and used them!  Not used a pencil in ages.  Perhaps it's good to get back to basics.

I never really understood the HB, 4B, 2B stuff, mind.

I...

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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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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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