Monthly Archives: June 2015

Inexplicably Irate

“Joe was the last person on Earth I expected to do that…” She was bawling, tears flowing down her pretty face like a waterfall. Detective Graham McCaffrey remained impassive. He had witnessed a lot of crying over his three decades … Continue reading

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Reader’s Indigestion

My eyes snapped open. Discomfort, pain, trouble breathing… I first thought that it was my body position giving me grief, so I shifted a little – not too much, as my partner was lying against my side – and tried … Continue reading

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Three Points of View

A big, raucous house party of drunken high-school students. We examine the scene from the perspective of three individuals concerning the incident; one of the teens attending the party, a police officer called to the scene, and a parent of … Continue reading

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Ode to a Tomato

Is it a vegetable, is it a fruit? Fried and green it fits for our film shoot! It sure ain’t sweet, that much is clear; If you had it for dessert, others would sneer. You can eat it with burgers, … Continue reading

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Lost & Found

A bullet on a chain. It had belonged to my brother, and shortly after switching schools I began wearing it as a talisman. I fancied that it could ward off evil spirits and provide me with confidence into the bargain. … Continue reading

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Another proud moment of yours truly

So there we were; brother Enda & I, queuing up to get our terrible coffees from the Arts CafĂ© (aka Hilpers, aka Finnegan’s Break) in the time-honoured fashion. Just an average weekday morning, the start of another tedious day of … Continue reading

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Dublin, 2115 C.E.

A fair city, if you’re fairly well-off. There is no air. Everyone is melting. Masses of workers commute from Galway, Cork, Limerick and Waterford to feed the voracious Capital. Not just a Capital city, but a hyper-city. Food banks either … Continue reading

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A very radical approach indeed

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Trouble Brewing

Take two reasonably-stupid dolts. Introduce a terrible idea, gradually. Allow to simmer for 15-20 minutes. Add ‘Yes’ men (and women, if you have them to hand!) and stir until the idea appears rich and golden. A celebrity would add flavour … Continue reading

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Rude shaming by a total stranger

Snuggling up against your partner, breathing in their scent and allowing yourself to just fall into their arms. Life feels most comfortable in those moments. Just burrow into your other half’s body and drift away on a cloud of wonderful-smelling … Continue reading

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