The Spotter - a Short Story
by David Parkins
It is 1964 and at the age of eleven, The Spotter finds himself in a school he doesn’t like and a target for bullying. He lives for the weekends and his one escape – trainspotting – riding the rails behind the steam locomotives that are now in their final years of operation. He gains strength and confidence from his pastime, as he confronts those who those who would otherwise seek to crush him.