Ordinary Domestic

My writing’s been published in a range of magazines over the last two decades and more, including Gutter, Chapman and Mslexia. I’ve also had fiction published in The Herald and The Telegraph, and anthologised by Birlinn, Luath and Freight. You can see the full list in my About page on this website.

Nine of my early stories are available as an e-book by PotHole Press, along with some of my previously unpublished favourites.

A recipe for Scottish candy, the energy efficiency coding of white goods, home decorating – all appear in this collection of stories about ordinary, domestic life. A car chase, a plunge from a bridge and a Rottweiler attack are there, too.

Ordinary Domestic: Collected Short Stories is available on Kindle from Amazon

and available on Kobo – here

Here’s what people have said about some of the stories In Ordinary Domestic –

‘weird … unsettling’ – Adele Geras on ‘Decomposing’.

‘hallucinatory urban realism’ – Suhayl Saadi on ‘Unrestricted’ (finalist for Macallan / Scotland on Sunday Short Story Competition)

‘Carol McKay’s fiction, uncompromising in its engagement with emotional rawness, unsentimental in its portrayal of the past’ – Prof Willy Maley (in The Knuckle End, published by Freight)

Andrew McCallum Crawford reviewed Ordinary Domestic on his blog