136 entries in this archive

Wednesday 11 March, 2015

One singer, two songs? And a poem, set to music.

Although I sing and have an eclectic taste in music, sadly I do not play and instrument.

My friend Donald sings, plays and composes.

How clever is that!

From a Wheelbarrow” is an open prose poem written as a challenge set by Donald.

Quiver Ma Knees” and “And the dark rolling seas” are two songs written for Donald, as a return challenge.

I await the outcome.

(A revised version of this website may include MP3 files, so perhaps we may hear Donald sing these songs for us?)

Tuesday 10 March, 2015

Love that Lasts

Diamond Minds” is a fictional story based on my parents. It will however, ring true for anyone left who knew them. Or so I hope.

Embers” is a different tale, of a love that endured over many long years.

Both are short 12 minute reads.

Monday 9 March, 2015

Romance at work, and listening in to a Friend

Two disparate tales, both short, gentle, and hopefully entertaining.

Scratch!” tells of a Professor McCready, a famous surgeon, and Sally, a Theatre Sister.

Both are keen golfers.

Glue Gen” tells of a garrulous lady meeting and equally garrulous man.

Sunday 8 March, 2015

Three Occasions marked by Odes

Yes, do forgive my Germanic Capitalisation!

High Stepping Boy” is about a toddler ‘escaping’ by climbing a stair.

Maid in Scotland” was written to mark a birthday and records some special memories.

Fabulous” tells of the dangers of shopping, for the older man.

Saturday 7 March, 2015

Twa Dugs and Fishy Tale

Perhaps these should not have been uploaded together?

Spot Check” is a children’s story about Dupree the Dalmation and Bonnie the Whippet.

Plaice man” is a story about deep-seated sibling rivalry set against in a Fish & Chip Shop.

“Plaice man” is an adult story, but not too dark, more like Eastenders!

Friday 6 March, 2015

Lost and Found

I have added “My best friend” an short open prose poem which tells of a great loss.

To balance it, I have added “Il nuovo migliore amico”, (The new best friend), which tells of a new beginning.

Yes, it is in Italian, but have a look, it should be understandable, I hope.

Both are short.

Thursday 5 March, 2015

All shapes and sizes.

I have added two tales, both in my view true romances, both very different.

Bloody hell, what?” is a 5 minute rapid read, tongue in cheek romance.

Car Share Club” has attracted criticism, and does contain ‘dark material’.

This ‘romance’ is longer, and might take 30 minutes to consume.

But you might well cast it aside sooner, in disgust!

Just don’t try to convince me it could not happen as written. Watch the News!

Wednesday 4 March, 2015


I have added “Astonishing” which tells of a man called John who meets a beautiful girl, (and her mother), in a supermarket.

This tale is linked to “Just Prawns, John!

I have also added an Ode called “The Lady Awaiting”.

This tells of a lady I met on the platform of Hyndland Station as she waited for a connecting train to take her home to Balloch, after a long hard day of shopping.

Tuesday 3 March, 2015

Travellers’ tales, again!

Today I have added two more pieces.

Rosemarkie Remembrances” was written to record events associated with caravanning, mostly with our friends Paul and Judy.

thSecret” is a fictional tale written to record a great memory of bumbling around in Galacia, the Green Coast of Spain.

I practiced my pigeon Italian on the Galacian population with, I think, some success.

Perhaps they only pretended to understand me!

Monday 2 March, 2015

A poem and a tale of wonder

Today I have added a wee poem called “And Fishes Swam”.

This is a bath-time poem for kiddies.

I have also added a self-indulgent, first person piece which hails from many years ago.

Try a few paragraphs of “Footsteps” and see if it grabs you, or not.

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