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I have 97 stories published in one collection on the site.
My stories have been read 89073 times and 114 of my stories have been cherry picked.
38 of my 432 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 44 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


In The 7/11 Store, Bel Air

A little dated now... but I just love the idea of Hollywood A-listers going shopping in the corner store at night... Tom ’ s cruising down by the...

Hunting for Duck (5)

I made myself a coffee and sat down to look through my pages. I sat for almost an hour, crossing out bits with a pencil, making notes in the margins...

Hunting for Duck (4)

Sal's sister, Marlene, has arrived for a short stay after Nate, her last boyfriend, left her. (image: mine)

Hunting for Duck (3)

Marlene lived fifty miles up the line, and Sal drove off on the Sunday morning to go pick her up. She’d wanted me to go, too, but I’d planned to get...


38 of my comments have received 44 Great Feedback votes

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Love it - especially that

Posted on Sat, 29 Sep 2018

Love it - especially that second stanza.  I well remember my ex and I looking askance at one another when James Naughtie on the Today programme introduced a certain Culture Secretary!

Succinctly and poignantly put.  Had me nodding...

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Posted in This Is Love

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I like this.  An interesting

Posted on Sat, 29 Sep 2018

I like this.  An interesting analogy.  Those sudden blow-outs, too.  And I've never found a puncture outfit that's worked for love.

New loves, though?  New tyres?  There can still be hope.  So, maybe not a 'sad' poem, but a reflective one...

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Posted in A Sad Poem

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I can't believe I overlooked

Posted on Sat, 22 Feb 2014

I can't believe I overlooked leaving a comment on this, Hespera - maybe because everyone had said it all.  But still...

Scratch is right: it's utterly convincing.  So much about it rang true for me on a personal level.  That sense of the...

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Posted in 03.02.2014 - The Noose*

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Good, Jess.  Well... not bad!

Posted on Fri, 14 Mar 2014

Good, Jess.  Well... not bad!  I like this piece.  I hope you're going to post more.  Write from the heart, mate - it's where the best stuff comes from...

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Posted in Mental Illness

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I like the way you bring

Posted on Mon, 17 Mar 2014

I like the way you bring these things together, Bee: a casual phone conversation about the trivia of ordinary life, bringing us up with a shock to that final final line.  To be honest, I hadn't taken much notice of the title until I'd...

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Posted in Suicide Notes

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Here you go, Bee.  Best I can

Posted on Fri, 07 Mar 2014

Here you go, Bee.  Best I can do...



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Posted in Capturing Beauty

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Another gem, Bee.  I like the

Posted on Tue, 04 Mar 2014

Another gem, Bee.  I like the way, too, that there's a wave-like structure to the stanzas.  I agree with Bear, too, on how you've worked those breaks and run-on lines together.  Nicely done.

That first stanza pulls you right in.  Who could...

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Posted in Humanity