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Scotland Stories


Race Against the Clock

Captain Khalilah’s first mission with her own crew turns into a scavenger hunt for a stolen molecula

“Captain, we located the distress signal,” the young woman in military uniform announced. “It’s coming from the city of Edinburgh, Scotland.” Captain Khalilah looked at the monitor in front of her. A map showed they were 332 miles from Edinburgh. With the...

The Dangers of Gardening

When people start dying of mysterious wounds the rumoured vampires aren’t the only danger in town.

It had happened again. A body had been found; a body which had been drained of blood through two puncture marks on the victim’s neck. Could this be the work of a vicious animal? There were no such animals in or around the small town of St Andrews, its inh...

A Prophecy of Coconuts

Don’t you want to discover the mystery of the coconut?

Prophecies. What a ridiculous concept. I didn’t believe in them. Whenever they came up in stories I rolled my eyes and put the book aside. If you have a prophecy at the beginning of a story it always comes true. So what suspension is left to keep you read...

Of Sea Monsters and Pirates

At first glance Inverness may seem ordinary, but the city has more than one magical secret.

“No offence, the landscape is breath-taking and it’s a great place to study Marine Biology but it’s…Well, it’s just so…” I looked around the Ness River Islands, where I was sitting on a bench. “Quiet. Eerily so.” “That’s what you get from going to the hig...

The Highlander

In memory of the fallen of Culloden, 16th April 1746

For those who have never experienced true cold, the kind that gnaws into your bones and raises the hair on your neck, let me tell you: true cold is white. Your skin bleaches, feeling rubbery, barely part of you any more. Your body bursts into spontaneous...

Happy Christmas

That's when he saw the body

Author...Alan Taylor. Chapter 1 The End. Al had always believed those who beg for mercy the most probably deserve it the least, that’s why Nemski was laying on the floor now. The smoking gun still in Al’s hand and Nemskis heart pumping blood out of the th...