Dalmuir-born old boy Alasdair McPherson continues his occasional series of memoirs with Big Fearty, in which he remembers his first panic attack.
Then there’s a wee shocker of a piece from the pen of young Edinburgh-based Lee Carrick. In Kate’s Last Chance for Happiness, the eponymous heroine tries desperately not to panic as she prepares for the perfect big night.
And in The Last Mile, another expertly woven tale by youngish Perth man Bill Robertson, a flagging long-distance runner finds a novel way to avoid the panic of defeat.
Enjoy! Coming next – Shieldz Ya Bass! But don’t panic, it’s only some stories of everyday life on the mean streets of South Shields...