All of the old guys have skeletons hidden in their closets. All of them have committed crimes in the past. All bar one, that is. Find out which one in Friends In Crime, the latest drama from the pen of our favourite American McStoryteller, Boston-based Michael C. Keith.
Here’s something brief, deep, thought-provoking and scary from the pen of Glaswegian writer Karen Jones.
Imagine a world without poets and playwrights and novelists. Be afraid. It would be The Last Word.
Here’s another lovely wee memoir from the pen of Bo’ness poet and writer Glenn Muir.
On a hot summer’s day in the Sixties, it’s time for a family run in the car, a spot of fishing by the Clyde and an Al Fresco feast. Enjoy the nostalgia!
No, our story today does not concern the sexual proclivities of David Cameron and his Old Eton chums. It’s not even about pigs. A room with a phew is about horses, actually. Horse racing, to be precise. And it’s been sent all the way from Saltcoats by that man Angus Shoor Caan. Enjoy it.
We'll sing a song, a soldier's song,
With cheering rousing chorus,
As round our blazing fires we throng,
The starry heavens o'er us.
A Soldier’s Song, the Irish National Anthem
This year marks the centenary of Ireland’s Easter Rising of 1916. Over the coming Easter weekend, the Rising will be commemorated in celebrations not only across Eire, but throughout the world.
Mister McStoryteller, Brendan Gisby, is also commemorating the Rising in the only way he knows how – by writing a story for McStorytellers. Called The Patriot Game, it’s a semi-fictional account of the life of his maternal grandfather, who, at the age of seventeen, was inspired by the Rising to fight in Ireland’s War of Independence.
The story is in three parts. Read Part Two on the site today. Part One was published here last week. And Part Three will be published next week.
Erin go Bragh!
Saltcoats funny man Brian Morrison returns to Ancient Egypt in our story today. What happens, he asks, when mummies take their mummies along to the Luxor Palace Bingo Hall? Well, you’ll find out in Play Bingo Like an Egyptian.
Brendan Gisby is McStoryteller-in-Residence. He's the author of four novels, three biographies and several short story collections.