The Truth About Lies

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Scottish author Jim Murdoch discusses writing, his own and other authors, and muses at length about his fascination with the perversity of language. Veering from the nostalgic to the acerbic his blog will amuse anyone with a love of language.

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on Oct 23, 2016 in: identity, poetry

DreamerThere was no hole in my youthfor "the real me" to crawl out, only flaws to put pressure onand finally rip apart. I sometimes still sleepin the empty shell at night. 19 August 1989 Getting to know the real you, being in touch with your true se...


on Oct 19, 2016 in: music, poetry

Life CourseNo, I couldn't sayhow my life'sgot into this mess. All I know is thatthere's no reverse gear on this thing, and the steering’s off too. And they took my licence away years agoso don't ask who's doing the driving. 19 August 1989  &nb...

His Current Woman

on Oct 16, 2016 in: novel

I don’t drive a car; I don’t own a boat; I don’t use a computer and the only complex device I’m familiar with is a woman – Jerzy Pilch, His Current Woman    Although it’s often frustrating how long we Anglophones have to wait fo...


on Oct 12, 2016 in: poetry

Cynicism for Under-FivesThere should be books on the subject. Then again, I had to learn the hard way. Anyhow, I might still write oneso long as no one cramps my style: It's more of an art than a science. And since when did you teach great art? 19 Au...


on Oct 9, 2016 in: poetry

AnticlimaxShe thought to read melike an open bookthe last page of whichwas missing. 19 August 1989     “I’m an open book.” Not sure I’ve ever said that. I like to think of myself as an honest person and even an open person but not...


on Oct 5, 2016 in: poetry

PraxisPut away your words, dear. Fold them neatly if you have toor strew them across the carpet –it's much the same –but come to me now. They'll all be there later. 18 August 1989     This is not a record of an actual conversation but...


on Oct 2, 2016 in: atheism, love, poetry

Funny Peculiar         True love has to be proved. It is an exclusive club,          True love requires sacrifice. with its own initiation ceremonies.          It's funny real...