What is love?

WHAT IS LOVE? As I've had the busiest week of the term and been over worked by life in general, my short story for today is unedited and awaiting an end! I'll get to it over the weekend as life returns to normal and publish it early next week but for the day that's in... Continue Reading →

Silent Night

Christmas has always been a magical and happy time for me.  My mother loves Christmas and it's a trait that has happily rubbed off on me.  But I am always conscious that for others it is a sad and lonely time, a time when they are separated for loved ones, away from home or alone. ... Continue Reading →

The Bonfire at Cushendall

Halloween is one of my favourite times of the year.  I wouldn't call it a holiday, but it is a celebration of Samhain, of the harvest, of lost souls and of all the things that could be!  I love the pagan idea of Halloween and the Mexican Dia de los Muertos, the blurring of the lines... Continue Reading →

Daring to Believe

This time two years ago I had finally gotten my proof copies of my first novel, a book that I had sweated and cried over for five years.  It is a magical moment when you open the package to see what had very much been a figment of your imagination for five years; manifest itself... Continue Reading →

The Thinking Man

Tonight's short story is inspired by the wonderful new art installation, by Orla de Brí at the top of the renovated Belvelly Castle.  His arrival really got me thinking and I thought his story would be the perfect way to finish the #septshortstoryseries .  It's a real short and sweet one. (Photo is by Orla... Continue Reading →

The Plot Thickens

So I started out with great intentions; a short story every Friday for the month of September.  I wanted to push my writting and build my skill.  I totally underestimated the time it takes to write a story, especially one that is outside your comfort zone and refuses to be short and cries out for... Continue Reading →

If You Loved Me!

I wrote the story below for an essay competition during the summer, I had no luck, but I liked it so I thought I'd share it with you.  I hope you enjoy. (Feedback always welcome) T xx If You Loved Me #shortstories #daretobelieve #dreambig #keepwriting The coffee is cold, it’s been cold for over an... Continue Reading →

Nobody said it was easy…

Nobody said it was easy, nobody said that it would be this hard either.  I studied English at University, I know the hardship, depression and wrath felt by most writers, the dark places they go to create their master pieces.  I also know that I have spent my teaching career trying to get teenagers to... Continue Reading →

Workshop details

So the details for next Thursday's workshop are confirmed. Check out my #canva created poster below!  So if you are a teen or know a teen who is into writing, this is a free event, just drop me a line to let me know you're coming. All you need to bring is a pen (and... Continue Reading →

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