‘Light Moves like Water’: BBC Radio 4


I now have a date for the broadcast of my short story, ‘Light Moves like Water’, on Radio 4. It will be an evening slot: 7.45pm on Sunday 10th February. I’m looking forward to listening and imagining it will be a strange but exhilarating experience.

In this story, the narrator recalls the sudden end of a relationship while on holiday in Venice: the nature of this ending is one she is still interpreting.

While an undergraduate, I spent a glorious year in Bologna, Italy. Beautiful Venice was only a train trip away. I loved writing Venice in this story – its lights and colours and sounds and waters. For me, this story is about a character really looking at this world around her, falling in love with this world.

Go to BBC Radio 4 Scottish Shorts for a preview.