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I work for Wattpad as part of their Community team which is both an honour and a privilege. Aside from that, I suspect my normal state is dazed, grumpy and confused; this may be due to being an old git, or possibly due to having young children. One day when I’m awake enough I will try and work it out. Until then, there’s coffee... 

I've had a few short stories published in various magazines which is rather cool, and this community and the friends I have made on here have helped me become the writer I am today, largely due to the comment and critique I have received over the last few years. Useful critique is brilliant, so if you spot any mistakes in anything of mine you read, please feel free to let me know and I will have them forcibly removed.

I’m afraid I do not take read requests or fan4fan / follow4follow type requests. Please DO NOT spam my stories or my profile page. Spam = you asking me to read your stories or asking me to fan you. 

Questions and comments are fine, fire away. But spam me and I'll stick a banana somewhere dark and surprising...

I started off on Wattpad as a writer and then became a Wattpad Ambassador (volunteer). More details here if you’re interested - http://www.wattpad.com/user/Ambassadors  

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--- Spotify Listings for my Works ---
Merlin's Gold
World War Zed
Windblown Saviour

more coming...

Have fun on Wattpad. Cheers, Gav


"A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies...The man who never reads lives only one." George R. R. Martin


“I'd rather be a rising ape than a falling angel.”  Terry Pratchett
  • Location:
    Devon, UK
  • Joined:
    4 years ago

Reading Lists

29 Published Works

Featured work.

Merlin's Gold

Social data: 1.7M reads. 3.9K votes. 2.2K comments.

Description: (Historical Fiction / Adventure) Treachery and intrigue combine with adventure, action and romance in this tale set around the legends of Arthur and Merlin. The court of King Arthur is under threat from Hengist’s Saxons who, lured by the promise...

#80 in Historical Fiction

Other Works by TheOrangutan.


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So, what's a Wattpad Wednesday? Well, the idea is to to get folk writing again, or challenging themselve...

#418 in General Fiction
The Gathering Dark

The Gathering Dark

6.3K 427 264

The Kobold are coming... as the tide of Gathering Dark threatens not only the elves, but the dwarves and...

A Child's Eyes

A Child's Eyes

4.9K 139 227

The innocent are often the first to suffer in the face of evil. There is good however in unexpected plac...



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Wired - WINNER OF THE WATTPAD GRAND PRIX! Kane, relic of a bygone society, forges his own way through...

TheOrangutan commented on Movement

What a great short story, and the main character is wonderfully imagined and portrayed. An enjoyable and clever piece of writing. Neatly done, Gav