Tag Archives: Scotland

Boiling a Frog – Six Sentence Story

This challenge is produced by GirlieOnTheEdge with the following simple rules:Write 6 Sentences. No more. No less.Use the current week’s prompt word – CONFETTI Click here to hear the author read his words: Boiling a Frog Walking on the beach … Continue reading

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leaving

Click here to hear the poet read his words: leaving it’s still numpty o’clockas the plane clambers awkwardlyout of Edinburghthe sun creeps from the Forthwhere the river meets the North Seashowing the three great bridgesin silhouette I smileknowing that this … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Rabbie

Robert Burns (1759 – 1796) January 25th is the birthday of Scotland’s National Bard, the much-loved Robert Burns.So today, once again, I pay tribute to the great man with some of his own words. Above all, Rabbie believed that all … Continue reading

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loss

Click here to hear the poet read his words: loss while in Scotland this summereven on those nightswhen the dark heavenssparkled with the eyes of a thousand loversI could not locate Orion this left me strangely unsettledfor reasonsI still don’t … Continue reading

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the colour of the universe

Click here to hear the poet read his words: the colour of the universe when you think about itthe colour of the universeis obviousit must be a complex mixof many things:courage and cowardicekindness and crueltypride and humilitycertainty and indecisionharmony and … Continue reading

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remember

Click here to hear the poet read his words: remember do you know what I remember bestshe asks me with her famous smileI feel it radiating through the phonewith her words that so beguile it is hard for me to … Continue reading

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How Very Scottish – Weekend Writing Prompt

A word prompt to get your creativity flowing this weekend.  How you use the prompt is up to you.  Write a piece of flash fiction, a poem, a chapter for your novel…anything you like.  Or take the challenge below – … Continue reading

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leaving San Francisco blues

Click here to hear the poet read his words: leaving San Francisco blues Union Square the very last morningI breakfast on orange juice and croissantsbut something is wrongthe sunshine has goneSan Francisco softly weeps the artists have packed up and … Continue reading

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Robert Burns

January 25th is the birthday of Scotland’s National Bard, the much-loved Robert Burns. So today I pay tribute with some words from Oor Rabbie, who believed that all men were created equal: Then let us pray that come it may,(As … Continue reading

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november rain

Click here to hear the poet read his words: november rain I hear Axel Rose singand I think of homebecauseduring these timesof curfewsand other restrictionsScotland is further awaythan ever before I walk on Mediterranean beacheswith the sun on my faceand … Continue reading

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