Month: October 2015

The Torr Head Special

If you know me, or have read any of my writing, you’ll know I was born and grew up in Northern Ireland. I had a fantastically happy childhood, even though we were all meant to be living under the “Shadow of a Gunman”. Yes there was shit happening but it was just there. As much a part of our growing up as wearing thongs (flip flops to everyone else) and going down the beach was for people growing up in Australia. Thing is, I was doing a talk last night, that turned into a 1 ½ hour one-man-show that...

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Flash Friday – Three

To celebrate Northern Ireland winning through to the Euros, a piece of flash fiction, written in our peculiar dialect… Flash fiction is defined as a story of extreme brevity. It’s often given as a challenge with either a theme or having to include specific words in the text. I’m setting the limit at 500 words maximum. If you want to join in – post a story and a photo if you have a suitable one, in the comments. I’ll change the challenge each week. – This week – Memories of Home. “C’mon ewe eejit, will ewe leave it.” “Nah.” “It...

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Flash Friday – Two

Flash Friday – The second in the “flash fiction” series. Flash fiction is defined as a story of extreme brevity. It’s often given as a challenge with either a theme or having to include specific words in the text. I’m setting the limit at 500 words maximum. If you want to join in – post a story and a photo if you have a suitable one, in the comments. I’ll change the challenge each week. This week – The topic is Reluctance The iron sights of the gunner’s position fell squarely over the conning tower of the submarine. Johnny Markam’s training...

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