The other night, when I should have been going to bed, I noticed that my piece of writing Ironstone Livi 50 didn’t have an author’s note and thought I should correct this. Well here is me correcting that right now. Also what better topic for my fiftieth post!
To celebrate Livingston‘s 50th Birthday in 2012 Ironstone, West Lothian’s creative writing magazine, decided to commemorate by inviting people to submit up to 50 words set in or inspired by Livingston, one of Scotland’s New Towns. My entry was selected and posted on the Ironstone Livi 50 Website and can be read below the jump.
This post was originally published on my Blogger Account on the 5th of March 2010. This post has been edited before it was published today.
Finally this post includes very limited SPOILERS for The Night Sessions by Ken MacLeod
This time last week I finished The Night Sessions by Ken MacLeod – a futuristic thriller set in Edinburgh and New Zealand. It was a fun read with lots of very interesting ideas about robots and religion. Sadly none of them were fully explored in my view.
However, that is not what I want to talk about today. I want to talk about the location of the final scenes in the book. This is the dramatic conclusion where our heroes – The Lothian and Borders police – send a civilian, undercover, into a meeting of bad guys which is happening in Linlithgow. Yes that small sleepy commuter down about 30 minutes outside of Edinburgh.