It doesn't seem that long ago. The place hasn't changed, but you have. We used to come here as a family and you ran around the cobbled street and dashed in and out of the old shops and took a trip on the old trams and we had lunch in the cafe and watched the … Continue reading WHERE DOES THE TIME GO?
'Yer gonna be late,' his ma shouted at him from the kitchen. 'Ahm jist tryin' tae get masel' lookin' right, ma,' he called back. 'It's too late fer that, son,' she replied, 'about fifteen years too late.' She didn't understand, this was the night he would ask Justine. He should have done it before now. … Continue reading THE DANCE
They sat finishing their beers as the sun dipped behind the tenements. 'See you in the mornin',' said Malky. 'See you,' replied Frank. They would be up before the sun, dragging themselves back down the pit for another shift. A metal bin clattered. Angry voices came from a top floor window. That would be McPeters … Continue reading WHEREVER I LAY MY CAP
**contains terms which may offend** The Bruce raised his sword high, the driving rain battering against the silver blade, washing away the English blood. The dark clouds that had been the menacing back drop to the battle suddenly parted. Glorious sun shone over the tired and battered survivors. This was his moment. He could think … Continue reading SCOTTISH KINGS
A STORY OF THE GARDEN FESTIVAL IN GLASGOW, GREAT BRITAIN It had been a glorious summer. Glasgow didn’t get many of them. Perhaps it was fate that the year of the Garden Festival was the warmest and driest summer that anyone could remember. The festival was meant to regenerate the wastelands that had been left … Continue reading G IS FOR GLASGOW, GREAT BRITAIN