Under a Northern Sky

Nick Drake
Singer-songwriter Nick Drake.

I’ve been writing a 3 minute 22 second short story about a Man in a Shed, set in Kilmarnock.

Because I needed a writing prompt to get writing again.

Because I embrace the random.

Because this is what happens when you say yes to stuff.

In this case, I said yes a callout from 26 to write a piece based on a Nick Drake song and a Scottish town. Both randomly allocated. And to be performed on a train from Newcastle to Glasgow some time in April by 26 writers involved in the project.

No, I haven’t finished it.

Yes it is really hard.

No I’m not sorry I said I’d do it. Because it’s still a million times easier than coming up with something out of nothing.

(Wish me luck, mind.)


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