This is a collection that was been six long years in the making. It comprises 14 stories, the vast majority of which have been broadcast on BBC Radio or published in literary magazines at home or abroad. Several are set in Highland Scotland, but the majority are not. Setting is not of fundamental importance; the protagonists and their stories are.
Almost all are concerned in some way or other with the pain of being human, with suffering. They share a sense of being at a crossroads, of moments in life where terrible and vital choices must be made. Yet somehow, paradoxically, those places of decision-making – literally and figuratively – still have a beauty.
They are terrible and yet beautiful.
The original edition is sold out, but I have made two of my favourite stories available individually in e-book format from Smashwords: