Scottish Shorts [Shorts]

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01No Numbers, By Pippa Goldschmidt2015013020181022 (BBC7)A woman considers the role of numbers in her life.

Radio 4 short stories. A showcase for new and original writing.

Radio 4 short stories. A showcase for new and original writing.

SHORTS: Scottish Shorts is one of a returning series of short readings featuring new writing from first time or emerging writers.

A woman considers the role of numbers in her life as she sits by the bed of her dying grandmother. Francesca Dymond reads a lyrical exploration of death, permanence and mathematics, written by Pippa Goldschmidt.
Produced by Eilidh McCreadie.

Pippa Goldschmidt is based in Edinburgh and came to creative writing from a previous career as an astronomer. She is the author of Dundee International Book Prize finalist, 'The Falling Sky'.

01The Mary Tree By Linda Cracknell2016013120200402 (BBC7)A boy visiting his mum in hospital meets a woman with intriguing tales of a lost landmark.

Radio 4 short stories. A showcase for new and original writing.

By Linda Cracknell
A boy visiting his mother in hospital meets a strange character with intriguing tales of a lost landmark.
Read by Robert Jack
Producer Eilidh McCreadie

Author Linda Cracknell has been inspired by her work as writer-in-residence at The Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh. The hospital moves to a new location in 2017.

02Spring, By Kirstin Zhang2015020620181023 (BBC7)A family's struggle with hardship in Imperial Japan seen through the eyes of a child.

Radio 4 short stories. A showcase for new and original writing.

SHORTS: Scottish Shorts is one of a returning series of short readings featuring new writing from first time or emerging writers.

A family struggle with hardship in Imperial Japan. Claire Knight reads a tale of war seen through the hopeful eyes of a child.
Produced by Eilidh McCreadie.

Kirstin Zhang was raised in Papua New Guinea and studied in Glasgow, London and Tokyo, where she worked as an extra in commercials. She is working on a collection of stories set in Japan in the final year of the Pacific War.

03Red Bus, By Vicki Jarrett2015021320181024 (BBC7)A woman sworn off relationships finds her resolve tested to the limit.

Radio 4 short stories. A showcase for new and original writing.

SHORTS: Scottish Shorts is one of a returning series of short readings featuring new writing from first time or emerging writers.

A woman sworn off relationships after a series of romantic disappointments finds her resolve tested to the limit. Morven Christie reads a witty, contemporary tale which shows inspiration can come from the most unlikely quarter.
Produced by Eilidh McCreadie.

Vicki Jarrett is a writer from Edinburgh. Her debut novel 'Nothing Is Heavy' was shortlisted for the Saltire Society Scottish First Book award. Her first collection of short stories, 'The Way Out', is published by Freight later this year.

04Everyone's The Same Inside By Wayne Price2016020720200407 (BBC7)Laughter and death come to mind as a man recalls a family link to a reclusive outsider.

Radio 4 short stories. A showcase for new and original writing.

Guilt, laughter and death come to mind as a man recalls his family's long connection to a reclusive outsider.
Read by Steven McNicoll

Producer Eilidh McCreadie

Author Wayne Price was born in south Wales and has lived and worked in Scotland since 1987. He is an award-winning fiction and poetry writer and has twice been a finalist for the Manchester International Poetry Prize. He teaches at the University of Aberdeen and his debut novel, 'Mercy Seat' was published in 2015.

Laughter and death come to mind as a man recalls a family link to a reclusive outsider.

Radio 4 short stories. A showcase for new and original writing.

05Still Life By Margaret Morton Kirk2016021420200409 (BBC7)Jack lives quietly on a remote island until a meeting with a tourist changes everything.

Radio 4 short stories. A showcase for new and original writing.

Artist Jack lives quietly on a remote Scottish island until a chance meeting with a tourist changes everything.

Read by Melody Grove
Producer Eilidh McCreadie

Margaret Morton Kirk is a writer from Inverness. Her short stories have achieved success in a number of competitions and she is currently working on a crime novel set in her home town.

Jack lives quietly on a remote island until a meeting with a tourist changes everything.

Radio 4 short stories. A showcase for new and original writing.