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The Trickling Sads of Time

With every passing second, we grow further from our birth and closer to our demise. There’s an upbeat thought for you. From the age we are first able to create memories, we are building a tail – a tail of … Continue reading

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East of Bull

When Ossie jetted over to stay with his sister in February of 2001, it was the first time in his life that he had travelled alone. Understandably, the teenager was excited but anxious at the prospect. He particularly looked forward … Continue reading

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First Fight

In Junior and Senior infants, we weren’t allowed to bring drinks out to the yard during break time. Why? I had no idea. Still don’t. Possibly something to do with litter. Judging from the emphasis in Primary School, litter was … Continue reading

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What a Waste

Music played a massive role in his upbringing. Some of his earliest memories revolved around the tapes played during interminable car journeys on family holidays, parents and siblings all joining in with gusto. They weren’t all good vocalists, of course, … Continue reading

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Romance recalled

Another first line courtesy of the creative writing group… Enjoy! The beautiful red dress hung inside the wardrobe, as pristine and vibrant as when I had purchased it as a Christmas present all those years before. I recalled my girlfriend’s … Continue reading

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