By Ally Craig Just recently, I have been going to a wee gathering every Wednesday night, with like-minded individuals who share a sort of common purpose. We are all people who have experienced difficulties, to a varying degree, with alcohol and the causes and effects … [Read more...] about The Shanghai Express
By Charlie Sherry Ten years ago I realised my relationship with alcohol had changed from maybe having one too many on a night out, to sneaking up to the local Spar for my carryout at times when I was least likely to meet someone I knew. I had become totally withdrawn, a … [Read more...] about Light at the End of the Tunnel
By Graham Morgan "Well the chapter 'Doorstep Sales Man' in my book START, describes that fairly well and, slightly to my regret, concludes that I am pretty ordinary. I am however, a great fan of the ordinary and the extraordinary in the ordinary. We have so many stories to … [Read more...] about Who Am I?
Words and photos by Brian Wright In 2018, I was diagnosed with an aggressive and invasive blood cancer. The growth had already penetrated into the bone marrow of my spine and had become a serious threat to my central nervous system. The blood treatment was decided to be an … [Read more...] about Creativity and Purpose
by Amanda Eleftheriades Photos courtesy of Stephen Watt Good writers find inspiration in the unlikeliest of places, but there can be few who have discovered their muse in a knife attack. Yet this is what happened to Dumbarton poet Stephen Watt, who used this traumatic … [Read more...] about Poetic Justice