Here’s a wee chuckle on a Tuesday as Glaswegian writer Ronnie Smith describes The Rush caused by two friends when they embark on a life or death mission to secure… erm… a pair of shoes.
On McStorytellers today, we take a stroll down memory lane with Edinburgh-born poet Roger McKillop as he recalls, in Scots verse, those happy family Hogmanay celebrations of times gone by.
Here’s tae us!
Making his McStorytellers debut on this fine Sunday is Edinburgh writer David Christie with Lunch for Two, the tale of a concert pianist turned tutor turned dirty old man.
We’re delighted to welcome back today Glaswegian writer and master McStoryteller Pat Black. In his brand new tale, Arena, Pat takes us on an uneasy journey from the make-believe world of miniature armies and bloodless battles to the harsh, real world of thugs and cowards and unprovoked violence.
Enjoy the ride!
Old age and infirmity. We’ll all slip into it eventually. Romania-based Glaswegian writer Ronnie Smith takes a poignant look at that progression in his latest story, Just the Two of Us.
It’s Wednesday. It’s McSerial day. And it’s time for the concluding episodes of Jack MacRoary’s Guide to the Independence Referendum. As Jack says, “It’s not a happy ending, but then it isn’t the end, is it?”
Remember, you can catch up with all the earlier episodes of Jack’s Guide by using your cursor to hover over Oor McSerials in the left-hand sidebar and then just following the trail.
And watch out next Wednesday as our intrepid young chronicler begins his follow-up McSerial, Jack MacRoary’s Guide to the General Election.
We’re very pleased to present today a brand new story by one of our favourite McStorytellers, Barcelona-based Glaswegian writer John McGroarty. An Authentic Act chronicles the redemption of a selfish Russian émigré living in John’s adopted city. And it’s a delight.
McStorytellers begins the week with a laugh or two as Edinburgh-born poet Roger McKillop recounts, in Scots, the highs and lows of a memorable skiing holiday.
Enjoy the craic in Colle di Tenda!
Here’s a wee post-eclipse smile, courtesy of McStorytellers’ American ambassador, Boston-based Michael C. Keith. Redundancy tells the tale of a man with a terrible hearing impairment… a terrible hearing impairment.
Here’s a wee family drama from the pen of Glaswegian writer Ronnie Smith. In Estranged, that all-too-familiar struggle between the interests and dreams of a child and the aspirations of the child’s parents turns serious when a psychologist is called in…
Brendan Gisby is McStoryteller-in-Residence. He's the author of four novels, three biographies and several short story collections.