Category Archives: Short Stories

Distant Memories

He gulped, caught by the cold Atlantic wind that thrust its way through the open door. Swilling the last of the beer down, he crushed the can and tossed it into the sink, its final words echoing round the kitchen until it … Continue reading

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The Stroke of the Hour

‘Will I put the TV on for you, stop you getting bored? Bye now Mammy.’ The patter of feet disappearing. Tick-tock. Tick-tock. ‘And now here on RTE 1 it’s the Late, Late Show with Gay Byrne…’ A key scratching at … Continue reading

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Twisted Tax Tales – 50 Not Out

I am thrilled to announce that my short story, ’50 Not Out’, has been selected on merit for publication in Twisted Tax Tales – an anthology of bizarre and twisted short stories. The book is part of the Save the … Continue reading

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Time for Work

Michael was roused from his slumber by the loud peals of the phone. He stretched, avoiding over-balancing on the sofa, and then, as if startled like a rabbit, sat bolt upright, staring towards the television. It wasn’t on. The bemusement … Continue reading

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As One Door Closes Another Opens

As his final foot came across the threshold, the door was pulled too behind him, the reverberation of metal on metal ringing through the air and breaking the quiet of the morning for an instant before echoing away elsewhere. He … Continue reading

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The Writing Group

Any resemblance to real persons, living or dead, is purely intentional… Scene: The half-time break in a writing group in any city near to you.             “Elizabeth, I am sorry to burden you but I found ‘this’ in Tommy’s bag … Continue reading

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