C. E. Ayr – his life so far…

A Scot who has discovered Paradise in a small town he calls Medville on the Côte d’Azur, C.E. Ayr has spent a large part of his life in the West of Scotland and a large part elsewhere.

His first job was selling programmes at his local football club and he has since tried 73 other career paths, the longest being in IT, with varying degrees of success.

He is the author of Medville Matters, a collection of short stories, or Sound Bite Fiction, as he describes it, published in 2016, and now available as an e-book.

All 3 (three) of his e-books can be viewed and, hopefully, purchased by clicking on the appropriate image(s) on the right-hand side of this and every page.
Or by visiting his Author Page on Amazon:

His work also features in (or on):
Scottish Book Trust – Scotland’s Stories for Book Week Scotland 2022 (75,000 copies distributed free to schools, libraries, hospitals across Scotland)
Scottish Writers’ Centre – Chapbook 3
Independence, Scottish political magazine (multiple issues)
Postbox Magazine, Red Squirrel Press (multiple issues)
Mighty Ant Anthology

Scottish Book Trust Scotland’s Stories e-book:

In collaboration with Jenne Gray, the Story Lady, his work is heard on:
Ayr Hospital Radio (regular slot)
Tsukure Community Radio, Ayr, Scotland (multiple broadcasts)
Writers Block Radio Hour on Super Sound Scotland Radio (multiple broadcasts)
The Mutual Audio Network in the USA (multiple broadcasts)
The Narada Radio Company Audio Drama in the USA

and, more entertainingly, in English and in French, on his YouTube Channel:
or Spotify:

He is also, inevitably if only sporadically, on Facebook, Tumblr, TikTok and Twitter:

He is somewhat nomadic, fairly irresponsible and, according to his darling daughter, a bit random.
So, nobody’s perfect.


Email: ceayr99@gmail.com

24 Responses to About

  1. pennygadd51 says:

    I’m sorry you’re leaving FF, CE. I enjoy almost all of your stories a great deal – they are ‘must reads’ every week. I shall miss them.


  2. GHLearner says:

    You will be sorely missed. 😦


  3. Hello! Just wanted to let you know that I have a new story up!

    And will be posting another one fairly soonish!

    Let me know what you think!


  4. Prior... says:

    InH w followed you for a while now – years – and somehow just managed to
    Visit your about page
    74 career paths? Ahh – admire that a lot
    And as you know – I enjoy your fiction sound bites


  5. Tannille says:

    Hi C,
    As a way to thank you for supporting my blog I have nominated you for the blogging Liebster Award. Please don’t feel obligated to accept. The rules are a bit time consuming.

    Details can be found on my page.

    Damn… this reads like spam! Haha.


  6. JS Brand says:

    Hi CE, I hope you don’t mind but I’ve tagged you to write the next part of the story in Theresa, The Haunted Wordsmith’s ‘Finish The Story’ challenge. Iain Kelly tagged me, assuring me (correctly) that it’s good fun to join in. If you’d rather not, would you please let Theresa (or me) know and she will pass it on to someone else. I’m optimistic that you’ll add a contribution,

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Singledust says:

    i like the way you add flavour to your daughter’s world! My kids would have lots to talk about with her. Really nice to read about you.


  8. Hemangini says:

    hi, Ceayr. I love your writing and most of all I love Scotland as background in your writing. 73 different careers? WOW! You are one heck of a person. Inspiring for me. Thanks 🙂

    Have a wonderful day 🙂


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  10. jademwong says:

    73 different career paths? Sounds like you’ve got quite a bucketload of experience there and equally as many stories, I’m sure 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  11. A fellow scot?
    A rare thing on WP.


    • ceayr says:

      A blogger with a bad Scots pun for a name is also a rare thing on WP.
      Reminds me of the giraffe joke.
      I am delighted to meet you.
      Aye, honest injun, um ur tae.


  12. Matthew Burgos says:

    Greetings. Thank you for building mountains. For that, I nominated you for the Sunshine Blogger Award. If you want to participate, you can see the post here: https://goo.gl/a1ohnL Thank you. All the best!


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  14. AnnIsikArts says:

    I had random parents who randomed me all over the place and then my husband took over the job. I left France, keep up! 🙂


  15. Hi, you requested access to my private site, and I’ve given it, but my current (working) site is: http://magicsurrealist2013.me
    This is where I’ve posted most things since June (except for a couple of things on the old blog). Hope you’ll stop by and check it out, as well.
    (I didn’t know how to get this message to you, hence this, here.)


  16. I like the “bit random” part. Also, the “large part of his life in the West of Scotland and a large part elsewhere.” That pretty much covers everything, no?
    Lovely photograph!


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