small stories


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Marram grass, Sanday, Orkney.

A machair of wildflowers – orchids, birdsfoot trefoil, grass of Parnassus, eyebright, thrift and scurvy grass set against the enormity of the wide northern skies. On the far side of the bay some German duck shooters had once bought the farmhouse installing gold taps and a very large telescope. They had to sell to pay a debt owed for wrecking Ernie Groundwaters pleasure cruiser.

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One Reply to “small stories”

  1. There’s always something fascinating and golden about wee stories, with a sense of historical fact to spur the recording of events, like it 😊


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