We Took a Minute

I wrote this little piece at the very start of Lockdown, when I had mad ideas of finishing books and writing all day - real life proved very different but I hope you like it. And then we took a minute … to breath, to rest, to calm the storms in our heads and ease... Continue Reading →

Podcast Pending

So I did it. I’ve been threatening to do it for a long time and I suppose it had to take a world pandemic for me to get my act together and actually start recording the first book! If I’m honest I’m really actually brushing up on my Saoirse trivia as I bunker down to... Continue Reading →

Running Wild

Writing recently has been craved, but life has meant it stays just that, craved and unfulfilled. There are too many grown up, real life tabs open for my tired brain to run wild and create. But Easter is coming and I have time off to recharge, recoup and write! Recently took twenty minutes out in... Continue Reading →

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 →

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