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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


Band of One

For square pegs, oddballs, misfits and lone geniuses everywhere! (my own image)

Aspie Life

I work at an autism unit. As an Aspie, I'm often asked about my 'take' on the world. The other day, as I'm a writer, someone at work asked me to write something that might give some more insight for my colleagues into how I view the world. I've written this today. I thought I'd post it to see what people think. Any suggestions for improvements or additions would be gratefully received...


About 12 years ago, when I first started on ABC, I was writing a comic blog about a failed writer living in a damp flat in a wind-swept seaside town on the Kent coast. With his neighbours, Sherlock and Yo, he whiled away his days - writing stories, taking low-paid jobs, drinking, smoking, dreaming... He went through a few incarnations as I tried to develop the thing into a novel - but it didn't work out. Alan Benefit, then Stan Seagrave... then finally Harry Chadwick. I dug out this old 'chapter' and thought I'd post it. It might resonate with some of you...

Gift: A Son's Story (Signs)

The day following my mother's funeral was also the three-week anniversary of her passing - at 7.22pm on 26th April 2017. My brother and his wife had flown off on holiday that day, and I was continuing with the clearance of mum's bungalow. It was a time when reassurances were needed. And they came in strange ways...

Gift: A Son's Story (Postcards from the edge)

I was my mother's full-time carer during her final illness - from 16th October 2016 until 26th April 2017: the day she passed away. During that final spring, we took some day trips out to some local places of interest: Sandwich, Deal, Sheppey. Mum always enjoyed those trips. I think she knew she'd be seeing these places for the last time. Then, one day, we took the final trip. A few days afterwards, she began her final decline.