I started writing in my teens, poetry and lyrics, was briefly in a band, wrote some songs, developed prose and wrote numerous short stories and a few novels. Somewhere along the way though, the writing was left behind.
Move on, twenty-odd years, to the latter part of my fourth decade on the planet, and the creative impulse is returning. My website then, is my panacea for a lengthy bout of writing procrastination. As I edit and post more of my original, and now, elderly, endeavours, I have begun adding new and exciting stuff also. It is great to be starting all over again!
Stevie Mach is my pen name, an abridged version of my real name, Stephen McConnachie. In my normal everyday life, I am a self-employed graphic designer, writer and blogger, I live and work in central Scotland, and muddle along, much as most people do.
Where to find Stevie Mach online
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Rat Race Nights
Discover the thoughts of trees, and the aspirations of a bridge and other inanimate objects. From the stars above to the insect in the field, from Mayan Gods to mermaids, from space aliens to Jack the Lad's. Contained within Rat Race Nights are 25 short stories, and prose pieces, both old and new, plus a taster of my novel Silhouettes due for publication early 2013.
New Light for the Soul
"Creativity is everything. Without creativity nothing would ever be invented, or discovered, or cured, or admired. If you have a moment, in whatever way you can, be creative for a time, for creativity, as well as being the accumulation of knowledge and art, is the sunshine of the soul."
Fractured in this Killing Scene
Rab and Tam are two Jack the Lads who like fun, women, and drink, in whatever order they appear. Unfortunately, they are unready yet to face the challenges and responsibilities that confront them in adult life.
Each has their own major situation to contend with, and how they each cope and come to terms with these challenges dictates the kind of people they will eventually become...
When Pigs Fly Does Mud Fall As Rain
Within are a mixture of snapshots of a moment in time, hilarious episodes of alien interventions, and tales of emotional trauma, of suicide, as well as an odyssey to find enlightenment, the effects of junkmail, and what effect Elvis had on his neighbours. Sixteen stories in all to hopefully delight in and enjoy.
Stories of Joe
Stories of Joe, Snapshots of a Life. Follow Joe, at various episodes in his life, from childhood to teenager, to adult. Joe's world isn't perfect, and neither are the people around him, but as he grows he finds that compromise and acceptance can be both a good and a bad thing. Trouble at school, with his friends, and his parents, especially his father, all come alive in these snapshots of time.
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