The Glencairn Glass Short Story — One with the Glass
Glencairn Crystal are proud sponsors of both the Bloody Scotland debut crime book of the year and the Mcilvanney Scottish crime book of the year. Both of the prestigious literary prizes were awarded as part of the annual Bloody Scotland International Crime Writing Festival. Based in Stirling, Bloody Scotland has brought hundreds of crime writers – new and established – to the stage along with enthusiastic festival attendees since 2012.
With no physical festival possible this year a digital one was created and as part of this the four short listed debut authors were approached by Gordon Brown (Morgan Cry), Author, Bloody Scotland’s founding director and Glencairn’s Marketing Director, to create a short story inspired by Glencairn Crystal. The five authors; Marion Todd, Deborah Masson, Francine Toon, Stephen O’Rourke and Gordon (Morgan) took it in turn to write 1000 words before passing on the baton, the story taking shape in a creative relay as one writer passed the baton to the next – and ‘One With the Glass’ was born.
Read the short story below or download HERE