I’ve spent the last few weeks writing short fiction, which is a complete change of gear for me. The BBC commissioned me to write a story about the Census for March. For this I wrote a story about some Suffragettes in 1911. The Sunday Mail, a newspaper in Scotland, asked me for a festive story for their Boxing Day edition. I suggested a contemporary and a historical story and they went for the latter. And so after much panic – the kids were off school because of the snow – I wrote a story set in the Spanish Civil War around Christmas 1936. I will post it when it becomes available.
My other news is that I’m going to be working at the Tramway, an arts venue in Glasgow, from Jan, for one day a week on a really exciting new project. Will post more soon.