Back in 2013, we spent an evening in Macduff watching performances from the late John Mackie and The Oxbow Lake Band, quaffing several glasses of a tasty Cabernet Sauvignon. I’m not sure if it was the wine, or the extraordinary show that inspired me to read a local sign for “Gellymill Road” and go on a long flight of bonkers imagination during the journey home. However, by the time we arrived back in Aberdeen, I had pieced together an exchange between my fictional self and some bloke who wants to read my meter. Not gas, nor electric, but jelly.
I performed the piece at both the Lemon Tree Writers’ “Lemon Zest 2” show and during one of my own Per-Verse! shows and the audiences seemed to like it. It took several submissions, however, before I found a publisher to give it a home. Step forward madcap US website Decasp.com!
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