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Portrait: Samuel Beckett

“Nothing is funnier than unhappiness, I grant you that. Yes, yes, it’s the most comical thing in the world”.

Beckett, Samuel. Endgame. Preface by Rónán McDonald. London: Faber and Faber Ltd., 2009.



So I decided to do it––participate in National Novel Writing Month. Also known as November to sane people. To clarify, I intend to ride on the coattails of those who have seriously committed to write a 50,000 word novel in a month, be propelled forward on the fumes of your momentum. 347 more words

Silk For The Feed Dogs

fingers crossed

Just sent off my short story collection to a highly recommended literary prize, the Horatio Nelson Fiction Prize run by Black Balloon Press, NY.   Results in February 2015.  40 more words


Irish Speculative Fiction Writers: Francis Stuart (1902 - 2000)

Australian-born Francis Stuart ought to have stood astride twentieth century Ireland as a speculative fiction colossus.  Everything fit; his marriage, when aged just eighteen, to the iconic Iseult Gonne who was then almost a decade his senior; his movement in the literary circles of the time which kick-started a writing career spanning seventy-five years; his deep commitment to republicanism, especially during the inter-war years.   909 more words

Irish Speculative Fiction

An Oasis of Sorrow

From chapter nine of An Empire of Silence – An Oasis of Sorrow

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This is from chapter seven of An Empire of Silence – Loneliness

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