Category Archives: Creative Writing

By the Butterfly Tree: Part Eighteen

And here it is… At last, the final part of my little story that grew… You can start at the beginning here. It had been a warm, sunny, and, for Laura, a strenuous morning. Elizabeth and Philippa McGeogh were at last … Continue reading

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By the Butterfly Tree: Part Seventeen

My story heads towards its close… but if you’re new to this piece of fiction, it’s best to start here. Alex Balfour, production director of Balfour, McAllen and Company (Engineering) Limited, looked down from the office walkway at the fabrication … Continue reading

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By the Butterfly Tree – Part Sixteen

And so the story continues. Once again, if you’re new to this little saga, it’s best to begin here. Archie and Helen now lived in an old, but cosy and refurbished, cottage in a village some fifteen miles out of … Continue reading

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By the Butterfly Tree – Part Fifteen

OK, so it’s been a while. But what better time to release a bit more of this treacle-tin serial than Valentine’s Weekend? And once again, if you’re new to this little effort, it’s best to begin here. “Just look at … Continue reading

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By the Butterfly Tree – Part Thirteen

For the new year comes the next part of my story, the first one in the third and final section. If you haven’t read the previous instalments, then please go here to read about how this little effort began, and … Continue reading

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By the Butterfly Tree – Part Twelve

My story continues… For a brief introduction and a link to the beginning, go here. It was eight o’clock on a blustery evening in late November. Sister Helen Anderson switched off the main lights. Annie Fraser and Evie Jamieson were … Continue reading

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By the Butterfly Tree – Part Eleven

First of all, a note to new readers: Thank you for coming along. If you haven’t done so already, take a look here, which explains how this story came to be written, and then gives you a link to the … Continue reading

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Summer of Words: By the Butterfly Tree – Part Ten

It’s no use protesting: Summer is now over. But, for me, the inspiration of Summer of Words as started by Helen, who blogs at All At Sea continues. After a long pause, necessitated by everyday pressures, my story continues. If … Continue reading

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Summer of Words: By the Butterfly Tree – Part Nine

Here at last is the next part of my story! If you’ve come to this story for the first time, you can begin here, or read this post to learn how it all began! When Archie went to see his … Continue reading

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Summer of Words: By the Butterfly Tree – Part Eight

My story continues… For an explanation of how this story came to be written up to this point, and a link to the beginning, go to my post here. When Archie arrived home from the shipyard the following evening, he … Continue reading

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