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“Her Secret Rose” Shortlisted in The Carousel Aware Prize for Independent Authors

Rather thrilled have been shortlisted for Best Novel in the CAP AWARDS-2016, along with: Thomas Paul Burgess for White Church, Black Mountain James Lawless for American Doll Pam Lecky for The Bowes Inheritance Neil Rochford for The Blue Ridge Project. The prize was set up by the wonderful writer, facilitator and all round creativist, Carolann Copland of Carousel Creates, whom I first met when she took one of my creative writing courses in Dublin, many moons ago. This latest creation of hers will be a boon to the indie community and to Irish people suffering from depression. Read More: CAP…

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Water’s Way

The Irish word for ‘Hello’ is ‘Dia Dhuit’ [literal translation: ‘May God be with you’]. To which the reply is: ‘Dia is Mhuire Dhuit’. [‘May God and his Holy Mother be with you].  And so it can continue, one topping the other with further offerings of assorted saints and angels before getting down to business. This kind of talk sounds strange to an anglicised ear. In England, yoking Read More

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The Writer’s Call: “…I work for you kind reader, dear,/who walks my words across the page,/who seeks clear ground in paths I’ve made…” Speechless: “…Kings will do/what kings do. Soldiers too./And if you don’t want to know, I won’t keep you…” A Reply & An Answer: “…Soon, birds won’t be able to sing./Listen. Hear me. Our time is for turning… Read More

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Borrowed Time.

We lie together in a borrowed bed knowing the alarm is soon to sound, your thighs a seat I settle on, mine folded tight around your hand. We burrow in the minutes that remain before the clock declares the time has come  Read More

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