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This story is from the point of view of Mel, a woman who escaped a small fishing village in Fife when she was in her teens, and made a successful career in London as a travel writer. Divorced, with a nearly-adult child, she comes back to St Monan's to… Read More
So something slightly different...I’m currently trying to write a poem based around life in a small Scottish seaside town (obviously exaggerating greatly) but these are just wee notes that I’ve found and may or may not use...grammar not quite right...musicality and flow not the best etc but hopefully you… Read More
A quickie I just wrote while sunbathing under Edinburgh castle......still doing it. Read More
Tony's got himself into a bit of a scrape with the law. All he can remember is going on his annual boys day out to the pub with his mates before things went awry. So, how exactly did he get here? This story contains choice language and… Read More
A barbarian is a human who is perceived to be either uncivilized or primitive. Barbarians can be any member of a nation judged by some to be less civilised or orderly (such as a tribal society). A "barbarian" may also be an individual reference to a brutal, cruel, warlike, insensitive… Read More
This story is about a Princess I happen to bump into who was on her way to Scotland. Later, back in London, we became real friends. Read More

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The Booksie Classic House

A tribute to the fighting spirit of the scots. Read More
More than seven hundred years after the death of William Wallace, he witnesses from heaven the historical vote for Scottish independence, an does not like what he sees. Read More
It's not exactly seasonal, I know (posted here in June 2017) but this piece was written some months ago for my author blog at This is a light-hearted, hopefully funny short essay, comparing Fall in the east of USA with autumn in the West of Scotland. Read More
When the Scottish landowner James Read is haunted by a ghost, he hires two private detectives in order to help him solve the mystery. But the town of Highland Dawn has more secrets than one would expect... Read More
Ann - Marie was shipwrecked when she was returning home to Scotland. The massive storm transfer her to the other times... Read More
this is a wee monologue i guess, taking the piss out of the a gays that you might meet in london, edinburgh, or whatever. Read More
I have seen so much supposition and misdirected outrage over the political situation in the UK so I thought I'd write a little of my opinion and actual experience of the situation, perhaps then people can stop talking rubbish. Read More

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The House of Ghosts House

It's a story about the most unlikely friendship between a Viking and a Scot. Names: William McLeod and Svren Rhônasson. Svren had been abandoned by his father as he was a child not of Rhône but of Thor. Which meant death to the child by hanging. Unless his daddy left… Read More

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An often funny, often concerning tale of Glasgow life. Read More
A girl discovers she has a gift and now must use it to save her town from an evil king. Read More

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"Great start, that immediately grabs the readers attention. I like the descriptions and the dialogue and feel that it flowed well together. Mmm, ..." Read More

We were doing a mime workshop on the theme of Overcoming Your Fears of the Unknown. That night I happened to be watching an episode of Outlander and this poem came to me in my sleep. Special thanks to Graeme Montrose for his help in getting the Scottish accent down. Read More
This is one of my earlier works, I stopped writing in it because of a lack of imagination and interest. But since it's been on the site it has aroused enough attention to get me to write in it again, and I am glad I did! Enjoy Warriors of Winter!… Read More
A feud between two gangs as fight and tussle it out among them. Read More

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The Booksie Classic House

After narrowly escaping from an underground dungeon on the English/Scottish border where Saoirse was brutally tortured by a sadistic English Earl, she goes into hiding only to learn that her tormentor will stop at nothing to get her back. Fearing for her and her warriors safety, Saoirse flees to the… Read More
This could be the first chapter of a longer story about a guy struggling in the world of online dating, but also about the dark side of the world wide web... Read More
A collection of poetry type new fairy tales. Poems of delight and wonder and mystery Read More
A collection of poems remembering holidays in Cullen in the sixties. Cullen is a small fishing village on the Moray Firth in Scotland./ Read More
How much are the chances of you being lost in the wilderness of Scotland just before going to work ? Every night maybe ? Read More
Celtic legends collide with modern sensibilities and style in this contemporary gothic tale. Sarah MacAlpin has always felt like an outsider. Raised by her Scottish grandmother deep in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Sarah grew up with one foot in the old world and one foot in the new world. Her… Read More

Book / Romance

July 27, 2014

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The Booksie Classic House

...200 years after the family was all but ruined, the latest and last of the Murray clan is returning to Fairholm to claim his position but his vision for the family home and estate involves selling it as soon as possible. Will he find a reason among the mountains and… Read More
Basically, an absolute psychopath who has an unhealthy obsession with James Bond movies, buys two cats and tries to remake the end scene of the movie, The Man with the Golden Gun. It's an absolutely ridiculous story with Scottish humor but give it a bash please. You might just like… Read More
When respected Edinburgh Gentleman and City Councillor, Deacon William Brodie, chases his love of gambling, he is drawn deep into a double life. Before long the open respectability of day gives way to a hidden life of crime at night, and soon, Brodie is on a trajectory to disaster .… Read More

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The Booksie Classic House

In the darkness of night, Jolene Conner, wakes from the horrible nightmares that she's experiencing. She sees a young woman, identical to herself, being murdered. The culprit maybe recognizable to the woman, but Jolene, herself, knows nothing of who this murderous stranger could be. The only relief she has is… Read More
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