Log and Loam | Haiku

Good morning all,

There has been a definite turning of the weather during the last couple of weeks in Scotland. Two haiku submitted below to match…

Log and loam



Logs piled, bark side up,

Huddled against winter’s creep.

Scuttling from within.

Log and loam 2


Ragged mulch clings to

Damp bark and fibrous midribs.

Rich loam composting.


Things I’ve read this week…

Ailish Sinclair’s article on the mapping of people historically accused of witchcraft in Scotland and her wonderful photography make for a compelling read. Edinburgh University’s interactive map is nothing short of spectacular. You can zoom in on witchcraft trials that occurred near you in Scotland and even go into the case notes themselves. Absolutely fascinating.

Literally Stories is an online publisher of short fiction. I am without doubt biased as they have published a couple of mine in the past, but regardless (and even in spite) of that they do put out some marvellous fiction. The editors are very approachable and supportive of budding authors, so if you have a piece looking for a home you could do a lot worse.

*Thanks for reading, folks. Images courtesy of Wikipedia and Pxhere.*

Matthew Richardson is a writer of short stories. His work has featured in Gold Dust magazine, Literally Stories, Near to the Knuckle, McStorytellers, Penny Shorts, Soft Cartel, Whatever Keeps the Lights On, and Shooter magazine. He is an absentee member of the Glasgow Writers Group, a doctoral student at the University of Dundee, a lucky husband, and a proud father.

Not necessarily in that order


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