This story was written for an author event at Love Your Library Week in Loanhead Library in February 2015. The organisers promised that I'd be turning up with some new material... so I thought I'd better write some.
The Piano Exam
The Piano Exam is a free short story, written as a prequel to Four Old Geezers And A Valkyrie. It really is free, and at 7,500 words, it can be read in 10-15 minutes. Readers can download it from all the usual e-publishers including Apple and Amazon Kindle, or from Smashwords at
Watch out for Amazon, who tend to charge even where they're not meant to. This story is intended to be FREE, and you can download a pdf using the link below. It will open in Adobe Acrobat Reader.
If you haven't got the patience to download it and read it – or else you just want to save a tree or two – then you can read it directly onscreen here below. You can adjust the width of the pane to suit your personal reading preferences.
One other thing: there's some music to go with this story, which can be found by clicking this link.