Writing for the Festive Season 2015.

Poems and Stories from Glasgow Writers – with a focus on Winter, Christmas and the Festive Season
Trees outside Satchi Gallery

Fiona Alderman: A Peaceful Christmas Greeting from Rural France

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A peaceful Christmas greeting After a month’s trouble in France let’s hope that the festive period is calm, wherever we live. Here in rural France life carries on as usual and there are lots of Christmas markets and musical events that have been quietly getting underway. In Salignac, the cluster of fairy lights decorating the […]

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The Angel Beds by Michael Crossan

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From a valley place he came. A north man. The Scotsman. Fatherly to see, hardy spined, here in lowland Howwood a fortnight to fix a chapel rooftop. Eight till five daytime shifts. Grey then black hours. He the gaffer, a one man service, jacketed and booted, given hammer-tap at the slates. Afternoons, December crept dark […]

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Café Noir by James Carson

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Inspector Bjørn Torvik was in heaven. As the scorching Costa Rican sun warmed his weathered face, Torvik’s senses were immersed in the incredible fragrances drifting across from the coffee plantation. He could almost taste the full-bodied fruitiness, the sweetness of caramel, the hint of vanilla.  If he just reached out, he could  – An explosion […]

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Twelve Days of Christmas – Leela Soma

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A Festive Story by Leela Soma Twelve days of Christmas She is excited, super excited from the moment she sees the tinsel and the baubles in the shop. October this year! Twelve days of Christmas? No, not for her. My nerves are frazzled from October onwards. She calls her friend excitedly. Day – 1. “Guess […]

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Some Winter Poems by Maria Venditozzi

The invalid January     hobbles      along                             un                                      balan                                 ced                                      Paying for the consequences                         of December Nothing to do                         but learn… Premature The weather changed to snow confetti -fluttered showers, soft as baby’s breath.Kissed her eyelids, cooled her burning tears.They lowered the coffin, laid her child to rest. Pause for […]

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