Poetry Club (aka European Literature Night: Camarade! The Grand Finale)

If Chuck Palahniuk did poetry readings they might be like this. Fifty eight people out of ninety in the queue are allowed into the Demonstration Room at Edinburgh’s Summerhall venue. We have been standing with our craft beers in a small car park surrounded by shabby Seventies offices. We look …

The exhibitionists

I have posted a second Salmon and Bear short story. It is called The Exhibitionists and it involves a near-death experience for poor Salmon, who was just trying to live a little. “I’m going to create a diversion,” said the boy, “Something that is temporarily more interesting to a bunch …

If honesty is the best policy, which is the best policy for honesty?

  instead of giving me customer service you gave me a stern talking to and let me off with a caution Ever had that feeling when someone you’ve known and liked for years inadvertently gives you a glimpse of their hitherto well-hidden or well-suppressed nasty side, and it irrevocably changes …