A Kickaboot at Troon – Readaround, 11 July 2018

As England prepared to bring football home, some of us headed to Troon for the latest Readaround, and a warm welcome from Anne. The ball was set in motion with my entry for the Catherine Walker Short Story Competition. The theme is conservation with a wordcount of 2000. Closing date is 21 July, so there is still time to put pen to paper and submit an entry to Janice Johnston. Go on . . . you...

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Competing with the lawnmower: Readaround @ Carolyn’s – 27 June 2018

It was a beautiful sunny evening when we headed for the Ayr Writers’ Readaround at Carolyn’s. It’s not often we see such good weather in Scotland so we headed for the garden to enjoy the warmth around our circle of friends. Carolyn kicked off the evening reading a memoir on behalf of Yolanda. Poo Sticks was the title. This started off light-hearted about a friendly game. But as the story...

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