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A tribute to Agnes Owens – a pioneer of women’s writing

Agnes Owens

24th May 1926- 13 October 2014

Agnes Owens nee McLearie the Vale of Leven’s own “writer in residence” has died at the age of 88 near her home in Balloch. 1,104 more words


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It’s raining, it’s crying, it’s pouring, it’s laughing, it’s snowing, it’s asking, it’s cats and dogs, hammers, nails, it’s wondering, it’s hailing, it’s breathing, it’s thundering, it’s dreaming, it’s talking.


Autobiographical Short Story

The brittle melody of birds , the crackling sound of the coffee maker, that shy glow that peeks in through the curtains, perhaps the smell of bread toasting, perhaps the warmth of a cough, a clearing of the throat, the oblivious and uncomplicated movement of one whose vitality cannot be suppressed just because others are sleeping. 1,781 more words



Hey stop! Go inside, don’t play outside. It’s raining!

See that annoying little girl who had black straight hair with dark skin? That little girl always wanted to play outside especially when it came to rain. 692 more words

Short Story

Gulf View

I grew up with this for a view
But I was not enchanted;
To me, it just was what there was
I took it all for granted… 26 more words

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