Hello? I’m speaking to you from the year 2015, can you still hear me?
Back. Yes, 2015 for me should prove an altogether interesting annum, if not quite as monumental for the nation. In Scotland last year we celebrated Dependence Day on September the 18th and the Glasgow Commonwealth Games were held in which the Stockholm Syndrome Syndicate showed off their skill.
This year I’ll vote in my first General Election, pass my driving test (fingers crossed), drink a legal pint and leave for university. Exciting stuff if it all comes off.
Where am I now, I hear you ask. Well I’m in the sixth and final year of my secondary education and currently in the throes of my History dissertation on the Foreign Policy of the Soviet Union (you can tell that a little too much research has been done when you’re recommended page is “RevLeft” on Facebook) and English dissertation on the religious satires of Will Self and the late Iain Banks. In my Highers I’m grappling with the photoelectric in Physics and osmoregulation in Biology. Prelims loom ominously on the horizon.
I’ve sent my “UCAS” university application in and so far have received an unconditional offer to Strathclyde to study English, Journalism & Creative Writing. The news was a relief. However, it’s a middle-ground choice, so we’ll still have to see what the others I’m yet to hear of are thinking.
Anyway, to skip to the interesting bit, I’ve decided, after much deliberation, tweaking and mulling over, to publish my summer project on amazon KDP (Kindle Direct Publishing.) I’ve written a short novel. It’s been something I’ve wanted to do for a while and now it’s out there.
Scary stuff eh?
Entitled The Treeless Isles, it is set in a fictional embodiment of mine own island homeland and tells of the struggle of the recently fatherless heirs to the seat of the Heartland and their struggle for cultural and political survival…
Did I mention today is the last chance to download it for free?
Oh well, here’s the link!
P.S I would say “don’t judge”, but I would really love it if you left a review (if, that is, you stick it out to completion.)