Football Queens & Kings

Chapter 217 – Organisations Require Balance

I leave the deserted office, walk to the North British Railway Train Station and board the train. I've dispatched word of my impending arrival to the Edinburgh office.I disembark at Waverley Station and find John Falcon on the platform. There are no words spoken, only a brotherly embrace by two people who survived colossal trauma … Continue reading Chapter 217 – Organisations Require Balance

Chapter 214 – Day of Mourning

I walk into Thompson headquarters and ask Anne, my Receptionist, “Please gather everyone into the main drawing hall.”Anne nods without comment. My skeleton tram team gather at the front with Margaret Scott’s Dean of Guild Team slotting in behind, confronting me with a sea of fearful faces. I remember Emelia’s advice for these situations, ’put … Continue reading Chapter 214 – Day of Mourning

Chapter 213 – World’s Largest Workshop

I sit at my breakfast table, staring into my swirling cup of tea, transfixed by the motion. My brain commands movement; however, my body resists. Agnes hands me today’s North British Daily Mail.“2nd August 1872, Agnes. Where does the time go?”The twenty-five-year-old Galloway girl never holds back on such subjects, “Death is part of everyday … Continue reading Chapter 213 – World’s Largest Workshop

Chapter 208 – Glasgow’s Patron Saint

I walk through Glasgow's Necropolis, pondering life and death. Hugh Hudson featured in my life for a short time, but without his intervention, I would be buried here, along with my family.The thought stabs my heart with brutal force. Our burial plot was for my family; however, it's fitting to bury Hugh here, with panoramic … Continue reading Chapter 208 – Glasgow’s Patron Saint

Chapter 206 – Miss Nightingale’s Principles

I board the carriage with only one single command to David Mackintosh, “The Fever House, please.”David’s key feature as a coachman is to interpret the nature of the destination and determine whether there is a requirement to exercise speed or meander at a gentle pace. My distraught face tells him everything, and he cracks the … Continue reading Chapter 206 – Miss Nightingale’s Principles

Chapter 204 – Thinking Lateral Works

I turn around, walk over and congratulate Mary, "This is what I wanted."Mary never condones complements and pulls out the finalised tramline map, "Remember how you explained to Robert, using the reverse side of the map would fill the profit gap?"Yes, lots of Glaswegians will see it.""I did as you asked and went to Stobcross … Continue reading Chapter 204 – Thinking Lateral Works