‘On The Platform’ at Fearie Tales
by Marie Marshall
As previously reported, my short story On The Platform was one of the winners of this year’s ‘Fearie Tales’ competition at Pitlochry’s Winter Words Literary Festival. Winter Words kickstarts the literary year for Scotland, and features a list of writers and other people in the public eye. ‘Fearie Tales’ is its annual competition for stories of a ghostly, macabre, or supernatural nature, and this year actress Helen Logan gave my story a highly atmospheric reading…
… a young woman is waiting on a lonely station platform late at night… she meets a strange, dark man who starts to talk to her about supernatural matters… is one of them a ghost, and if so, which one?
The audience, which included broadcaster James Naughtie, was rapt throughout the reading and appreciative afterwards. Already I have ideas buzzing for my entry to the competition next year!