What was the reaction to the invention of the fountain pen in the eighteenth century? Find out in Plus ça change, a piece of mischief by Dalmuir-born birthday boy Alasdair McPherson.
You go for an innocent swim and suddenly you’re transported back to the Victorian age. Well, that’s what happens in Empires End, a slice of spookiness from Edinburgh’s own Garry Stanton.
Our fairytales are hundreds of years old. Is it okay to give them a modern spin? See what you think in Once Upon A Crime, a tongue-in-cheek version of a cherished old favourite from Aberdeen-based Bill Robertson.
Enjoy! And watch out next for the Ayrshire Mafia.