City author releases short story book

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A WRITER whose previous book detailed his experience of being committed to a mental institution at the age of 12 has released a collection of short stories.

The Last Thing Before the Apocalypse by Peter Mackie is loosely based on his travels around mainland Europe.

As well as his first book, Breaking Free from the Madhouse, Mr Mackie, from Sighthill, also has a collection of poems to his name.

The 56-year-old said: “Most of the stories have a dreamlike quality about them and deal with subjects including drugs, bullying, suicide, mental illness and childhood sexuality.”

The Last Thing Before the Apocalypse is published by mental health publisher