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I have 914 stories published in 7 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 977544 times and 871 of my stories have been cherry picked.
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Watsons and McNeil, drowning 25th August 1972.

The boys that drowned in the nolly, Dalmuir canal, on 25 th August 1972, were much the same age as me. Children of the Cuban Missle Crisis. We went...
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John Mitchell 1965—21st September 2020. RIP.

I live in Dalmuir, but my brother who lives in Falkirk phoned me to tell me that John Mitchell was dead. Then the house phone went and my partner’s...
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Stevie Mitchell 1966-2009

The talk was Stevie Mitchell found a body down the canal when he was running, underneath the Erskine Bridge. Not all jumpers make the water. I know...
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Hamish Murdoch 1964-2007

‘Hi-yah Hamish,’ the kids at the back lane used to shout at me as I wandered down off the canal path to buy a paper from the shop on Dumbarton Road...
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Davie McCallum 1971-

When Davie McCallum, aged 31, went missing on 28 th March 2003 his son David (junior) was aged five and about to start school. Now he’ll be twenty-...
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596 of my comments have received 611 Great Feedback votes

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Lovely memory and poem. 

Posted on Thu, 25 Mar 2021

Lovely memory and poem. 

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Posted in The Last Time I Saw Fungie (2005)

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I'm a fruitcake too. 

Posted on Tue, 23 Mar 2021

I'm a fruitcake too. 

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Posted in I am a Fruit Cake

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sharp stuff jenny, but also

Posted on Sun, 14 Mar 2021

sharp stuff jenny, but also kinda cosy. 

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Posted in Escape To Freedom

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black holes hold the secrets

Posted on Wed, 10 Mar 2021

black holes hold the secrets of the universe or universes. yeh, gods look on. 

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Posted in Black Holes and Revelations

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too late now, too late (you

Posted on Thu, 04 Mar 2021

too late now, too late (you could get a booker, for that line alone). 

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Posted in No one comes here.

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very sad indeed that we have

Posted on Mon, 01 Mar 2021

very sad indeed that we have such stories to tell. I could tell you more. 

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Posted in Hand Washing, Glasgow Central

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to mars and back and endings

Posted on Wed, 24 Feb 2021

to mars and back and endings become beginings, again. 

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Posted in Forgotten Souls

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shit, I missed pancake day. 

Posted on Fri, 19 Feb 2021

shit, I missed pancake day. 

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Posted in Yippee!! : Mrs Muggins Gets Officially Rolled Out At Last

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we touched down on Mars, but

Posted on Sun, 14 Feb 2021

we touched down on Mars, but tapped into our humanity. 

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Posted in The Opposite of Love

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I was expecting him to throw

Posted on Wed, 17 Feb 2021

I was expecting him to throw up on Corinne's back. 

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Posted in Corinne of the School Disco

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