My name is Alex McCall, and I’m a writer.  My book is called Attack of the Giant Robot Chickens and won the 2013 Kelpies Prize. It also won the Younger Readers category of the 2015 Scottish Children’s Book Award. It’s sequel is called Revenge of the Giant Robot Chickens.

  • The God of Flowers and Honey
    It’s always an event when a god comes to your village. I was the first person to notice him this time. I was in the outer pasture, looking after the sheep. It’s an important job but not an active one. If a wolf threatens the flock I leap into action. If a lamb manages to … Continue reading The God of Flowers and Honey
  • Creation out of Destruction
    The last world died in flame and chaos. Fire covered everything, the heat searing the land. All that used to be was rent asunder. Life died, rocks cracked and everything ended. And out of that destruction stepped the Blacksmith. He was all that was left of the past. He looked across the black and broken … Continue reading Creation out of Destruction
  • Happy 2023!
    A very belated Happy New Year to you all! I can’t believe January is almost over. I’ve spent most of the month getting things organised so I thought I’d take a moment to talk about how my current projects are going. I’m getting back into writing a short story a month again this year! This … Continue reading Happy 2023!
  • A Short Time Later…
    Well it has been a busy week and a half Between my dishwasher destroying itself in a way never before seen, according to the nice engineer, a few doctors appointments and maybe getting evicted, maybe not (it’s currently looking like not but I only found that out about an hour ago) it’s been quite an … Continue reading A Short Time Later…

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