About clum


Scottish; Buddhist; Mathematician; Educator

Dabble in writing, from time to time. Little bit of poetry, some whimsical pieces. Wish I had more time to write.

Callum A.
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Edinburgh, Scotland
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02 Aug 2021 11:10
Mathematics; Politics; Long walks on the beach...
Favorite Books:
The Book Thief; Emma; Lord of the Rings; The Subtle Knife
Favorite Authors:
JRR Tolkien; Jane Austen; Phillip Pullman.
Favorite Movies:
Snatch; Monty Python & The Holy Grail; Sliding Doors; Nine; Sister Act
Favourite TV Shows:
Favorite Music:
R.E.M.; Stereophonics; Eminem; Pulp; Radiohead; Paul Simon


Date Joined:
12 May 2012
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Topic: Summer Word Bank Story Competition!
Posted: 16 Sep 2020 13:41

My comp entry was my first story written here. Thank you to Clum for bringing my attention to this site. Best wishes to all the great entries! This was fun!

You're very welcome. :)

Topic: Summer Word Bank Story Competition!
Posted: 07 Aug 2020 15:40

And we're now at a baker's dozen with a terrific new entry today.


Didn't realise I was going to be unlucky number 13.

Thanks for the promo!

Topic: Summer Word Bank Story Competition!
Posted: 22 Jul 2020 06:39

Count me in 😃👍🏻

Me, too! icon_biggrin

Topic: Up two, three, Down two, three... Make a word.
Posted: 08 Jul 2020 07:16

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Topic: Alphabet Movies - A to Z
Posted: 07 Jul 2020 05:03


Topic: Up two, three, Down two, three... Make a word.
Posted: 07 Jul 2020 04:59

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Topic: Dogs/Cats/Horses .. they make us laugh!!!!
Posted: 06 Jul 2020 12:00


Topic: Up two, three, Down two, three... Make a word.
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Topic: Inspirations, the Stories Space Coffee House
Posted: 06 Jul 2020 11:02

Well, isn't this is a nice little joint?

Been a member for a long time but don't frequent the place much. Hello to all.

A double espresso would go down a treat, and give me a bit of a jolt to do some writing tonight. Kinda wasted the weekend, but I'm on vacation so it's all fine.

Lovely to be here.

Topic: Up two, three, Down two, three... Make a word.
Posted: 06 Jul 2020 07:54

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“I think that’s enough for tonight, Nobuo.” The young boy’s father had stood in the doorway for thirty minutes, moved by his son’s unwavering focus and diligence. He knew he would have continued through the night if he was allowed. “Just one more, daddy,” he responded, his tone respectful but determined. Nobuo turned his head to give an almost pleading look; his father simply nodded.  ...

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Added 07 Aug 2020 | Category Flash Fiction | Votes 19 | Avg Score 4.95 | Views 583 | 19 Comments

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Added 10 Jul 2020 | Category Poetry | Votes 7 | Avg Score 5 | Views 205 | 6 Comments

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Added 06 Jul 2020 | Category Poetry | Votes 6 | Avg Score 5 | Views 342 | 6 Comments

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Added 01 Aug 2014 | Category Musings | Votes 3 | Avg Score 5 | Views 1,276 | 4 Comments

My Summer Obsession

I'm sure you don't remember the first time we met. I say "met"; it was but a brief moment in which two strangers passed each other by, one barely noticing the other, if at all, but leaving an unmistakably profound impression on him—on me. No, I am certain you do not remember, but I will never forget, for it was the moment that the seed of my love for you was planted. It was late in May, early...

Added 22 Jul 2013 | Category Romance | Votes 9 | Avg Score 5 | Views 1,625 | 10 Comments

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Added 18 May 2013 | Category Musings | Votes 9 | Avg Score 5 | Views 2,134 | 8 Comments


I lie there, flat on my back, sore and disoriented. Blinking against the darkness, I begin to comprehend my surroundings but make no attempts to move yet, growing accustomed to the dull ache in my muscles. I've fallen into some sort of chasm, a deep and narrow gorge of essentially nothing but gravel and an inexplicable cold draft. Sheer rock faces rise up on either side of me, impressive...

Added 01 Dec 2012 | Category Musings | Votes 6 | Avg Score 5 | Views 1,433 | 7 Comments

The Discussion Meeting

I stand at the end of the path for a moment, staring at the modest home before me. This is the place; this is the address I was given. I am not really sure what waits for me inside but I have a feeling that I was right to come here, that my friend was right to invite me. This aspect of his life had always sparked my curiosity but only now had I accepted his invitation to find out what it...

Added 08 Jun 2012 | Category Musings | Votes 7 | Avg Score 5 | Views 1,518 | 4 Comments

Stockard Channing

There are worse things I could do than write a bad poem or two. I could write of love that I have known, love that I have lost. I could compare her (whoever she is) to some flower, some painting, or (heaven forbid) some summer’s day. I could tell of heartbreak and heartache and use some clever metaphor about the sea to express the turmoil my life is in. I could hide a cryptic...

Added 04 Jun 2012 | Category Poetry | Votes 10 | Avg Score 5 | Views 991 | 7 Comments

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