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No object is mysterious. The mystery is your eye. ~ Elizabeth Bowen

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Sparkling Speech

Post 1749 Sparkling Speech

The great Alfred Hitchcock once said that a good story is “life with the dull parts taken out.” This holds true for dialogue as well. 393 more words

Week 99: Remember, Remember

In a week which encompasses our wedding anniversary, Guy Fawkes’ Night and Remembrance Day, there is quite a focus in the NorthernReader stronghold on bringing things to mind. 944 more words

Irish Writers of the Fantastic

I’m sure you’ve seen the ubiquitous “Irish Writers” poster around Dublin. It depicts the usual suspects: Wilde, Yeats, Joyce, Beckett, et cetera. A while back the… 403 more words

Irish Authors

Evidence! Evidence! From the Supernatural to the Fantastic in M.R. James and Others (Public Lecture, 27th October)

What traces do ghosts leave behind for people to find? Is seeing a ghost sufficient proof of its existence? Ghost stories often display a fascination with evidence – both the hunt for it or the lack of it. 338 more words


Short Fiction 2015 Weeks 6 & 7: Englander & Lawrence

I’m writing weekly about my Short Fiction class this fall. The first installment is here.

The semester has more than caught up with me, and I’ve fallen behind with the Short Fiction project. 3,338 more words

Short Fiction 2015