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The Books That Saved 2017

With the end of 2017 somehow vanishing in a hectic whirl of work and gluttony, I’ve barely had a chance to reflect on all the excitement it contained. It was a funny ol’ year. The weather was chaotic, but not

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Sound Inspiration

Edinburgh is once more packed to bursting with festival-laden delight. August’s annual Edinburgh Festival and Edinburgh Fringe make for easily the most exciting month to live in this fair city. Yes it takes about twice as long to travel anywhere,

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Staying Ahead of the Sci-Fi

I’m not going to lie, sometimes writing science fiction can be a right pain in the arse.

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Short Story Competitions: Summer 2017

Summer is here. I’ve got salty palm prints on my laptop to prove it. Given I live in Scotland, it’s probably only due to last a few days, thank goodness. Sunshine might make it harder to discipline myself towards writing,

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Beyond Tomorrow

  For my reading pleasure this week I’ve been enjoying the delights of Beyond Tomorrow, a sci-fi short story collection with an author list so fantastic that the only way they could make it better would be by time travelling

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Flash Fiction: 6 Word Stories

No taxidermist loved his daughter more. by Ami Hendrickson.   I can’t think what reminded me of this story this week, but it still makes me smile.

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Flash Fiction Series: System Error

Part 3 of my flash fiction series. This is System Error.

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