Category Archives: Travel

Mother

MOTHER Day by day you remember less but reminded me yesterday how to make daisy chains until I wove you one from those flourishing in the cracks between slabs on your run-wild patio made you a crown then a necklace … Continue reading

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The Heart’s Labyrinth

Last night I dreamt of the islands of forgotten loves half Venice half Morocco I followed and ran through labyrinthine streets always losing glimpses caught of those I’d left behind in life whose feelings I hadn’t guessed or whose words … Continue reading

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Trains

TRAINS Some nights closing my curtains late I glimpse a train moving through our sleeping town and all the suffering world is drawn aside as by a higher hand who whispers: here is order beauty that man and woman were … Continue reading

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News

Time I think for an update here of some bits and pieces. An excellent review has just appeared over at the British Fantasy Society website of my ninth book “The Sleep Corporation”, a collection of 31 short stories from right … Continue reading

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In Memoriam Ally Thompson 1955-2016

THE EAST NEUK What am I without him? who opened these eyes shaped my every perception of this world? As yesterday we drove the coast of our childhood: the red tiled-roofs labyrinthine streets of longing a past from which my … Continue reading

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Candle Flame

CANDLE FLAME Through all our winter nights since forebears hidden in the gloom of time took our fates on fur-wrapped feet across ice floes to this northern clime we’ve watched this yellow dancer seal blubber night clubber burning tallow enchanting … Continue reading

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Dunkeld Trinity

DUNKELD TRINITY 1. Father Tall trees guard the half-ruined kirk a transfigured army dead-straight, true focused on a longer time than ours mere centuries litter mulch to feed their roots pealing bells, peeling bark political rumblings sackings, defilement passing shadows … Continue reading

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