Episode 1

James Robertson’s  short story, ’Jack and the Captain’ – is retold and  discussed in the context of where authors can find inspiration.

Jack is Roger Meachem’s adaptation of a short story by Scottish Author James Robertson. Set in the Fife coastal villlage of Anstruther this is the opening of Treasure Island as you’ve never heard it. Roger goes on to discuss how there’s writers’ treasure to be found – or rediscovered all around us. A few Scottish facts are added, but this not being too serious a podcast there’s definitely a fib thrown in for good measure.

Roger Meachem, when not in his shack-by-the-sea inhabits Scottish wildernesses where he wanders and wonders, indulging his curiosity about the universe in general. Serendipity is his favourite noun. Boredom is something he’s heard of but yet to believe possible. His default-personality settings as a writer are humorous quixotic and quirky. He has published two short stories: Tibetan Fling  in ‘Fiction on the Web’ and Galileo’s Other Job  in the ‘Jellyfish Review’. He’s presently writing a collection of whimsical tales. A member of the Scottish Inverse-Diaspora, he chooses three countries that have influenced him enormously:

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The original version of this episode’s story, Jack and the Captain can be found in James Robertson’s 365 Stories published by Penguin Books. James tells us that all the stories in that books have had a tune written by Aidan O’Rourke in response to them and are now available during 2020 by signing up to a free story and tune every day at: https://three-six-five.net/Subscribe

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