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The Unfortunate Fursey by

Fursey is a lay brother in Clonmacnoise. The only monastery in Ireland to be unafflicted by demons and other such…

The Ransom of Dond by

Illustrated by Pam Smy Darra lives on the island of Inniscaul is a small island off the coast of Eriu,…

Downturn Abbey by

Ross O’Carroll-Kelly started life in The Sunday Times and currently stars in The Irish Times, he is a fictional wealthy…

Monzo’s Diary by

Monzo is a small dog, he usually recognises people by their footwear. He starts out life with “the cruel man”…

The treachery of beautiful things by

Seven years ago Jenny and her brother were walking home one evening when the trees moved, and took her brother….

This side of brightness by

In the early 1900s New York’s subway was in the process of being excavated. Working as sandhog was decent enough…

A week in winter by

Chicky left her home on the west coast of Ireland and headed off to America after a whirl-wind romance. Full…

Dracula by

I read this for the Coursera online course, I’ll post the short essay I wrote for the course in a…

Gabriel’s gate by

With the demise of the Celtic Tiger and the onset of the “economic doom and gloom” so popular in the…

The Islandman by

Translated from the Irish (An tOileánach) by Robin Flower Tomás Ó Criomhthain, or, if you’d prefer an anglicised version, Thomas…

The pink cage by

Astrid is a bitch. She doesn’t see herself that way, but as I started this novel I really didn’t like…

Blood by

The unnamed central character of this short story finds himself suddenly craving blood. He can’t understand it, he is a normal person, a normal man, why on earth is this happening to him. He tries to rationalise it, maybe he has an iron deficiency? Or maybe it is a totally misdirected sex-drive? And yet, he continues to find himself being drawn towards blood. Bloody raw steaks, the next-door neighbour’s chickens…

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