Free Reads & Book Reviews
Listener – a dark Orcadian tale, winner of the 2015 George Mackay Brown Fellowship Writing Competition..
Jeopardy – all is not what it seems between two old friends on a shopping trip to Sydney.
Widow Kharms’ Guesthouse – inspired by a book on Russian Absurdist Literature. Russia’s Lost Literature of the Absurd Selected works of Danil Kharms and Alexander Vvedensky Translated and edited by George Gibian, 1974.
Hostel – two walkers find good company.
Making of the Man – a creative response to the front cover image for Carrington’s Cases and the title A Lunatic at Large by J. Storer Clouston.
Summer Void – a little story about hide and seek.
Gift – a seasonal short.
F# – it is very loud in here.
Reading fuels writing. This is a selection of reviews for books I have recently read as well as events and activities I have attended or been involved with. If you have a response to anything I have written please drop me a line. I take on a small amount of work writing paid reviews for literary journals.
The Tern – inspired by the birds around the Peedie Sea.
Key – A wee poem, cobbled together at writing group. My subject was singing…
Wonderlust – inspired by the walk to school (over snails)
Margaret’s Lookout – inspired by a visit to St Olav’s Cemetery
Cutting Willow – inspired by winter gardening.
George Mackay Brown 20th anniversary celebration poems.
Magnus 900 poems