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I have 101 stories published in one collection on the site.
My stories have been read 112584 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

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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Gold cherry

An Undertaking

An old piece of micro-fiction
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Cherry

Winterkill 2

Tom was the only one awake when the first sound came. The floor was hard under his sleeping bag, and he couldn't get comfortable. The others' snoring...

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43 of my comments have received 49 Great Feedback votes

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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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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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Thanks all for your

Posted on Sun, 28 Oct 2018

Thanks all for your encouraging comments.  Much of the book is composed of episodes, divided into chapters and parts.  The first section leads up to the illness, the second is about mum's brief recovery and those months we spent together. ...

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Posted in Gift: A Son's Story (short extract 3)

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Enjoyed this.  I know that

Posted on Sun, 14 Oct 2018

Enjoyed this.  I know that feeling.  Arrivals are often a disappointment.

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Posted in On Platform Two of Basingstoke Station One Night in October

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