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December morning run in the woods.

“It’s easier coming down.” Said the voice from one of the five of the; ‘five damsels a running!’ That’s what I called the four pink and one yellow girls running down the hill towards me in the wood’s this morning, who had observed me struggling up the same hill. 371 more words


Irish Speculative Fiction Writers: Fitz-James O'Brien (1828-1862)

Fitz-James O’Brien is almost certainly the only Irish speculative fiction writer to have died of injuries suffered in the American Civil War.  Cork born, he emigrated to the US in his mid twenties and started writing for publications such as Harpers soon after arriving.   374 more words

Irish Speculative Fiction

Colm Tóibín - Nora Webster

“It was all over and would not come back”

Colm Tóibín is a writer with an astonishing ability to write from inside the minds of women. 622 more words

Book Review

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

Thoughts on George Bernard Shaw

The successful Irish-British writer George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950 CE) was an important figure in British socialist circles during his lifetime. He wrote many political tracts (several for the Fabian Society) concerning egalitarianism, social justice, collective ownership, vegetarianism and a healthy way of living. 416 more words