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 →

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 →

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