Claire Loader

Claire Loader was born in New Zealand and spent several years in China before moving to County Galway, Ireland.  Her work has appeared in various...

Elizabeth Power – Dust

It takes half a week to write about a woman with a shoe fetish, but I persist. The smell of leather, low slung heels...

Elizabeth Power – The Burning of the Women of Cong

T’were well we met and wet the times Before the pogrom started T’were circle light that eased our plight And made our futures certain. Twere often got at...

Elizabeth Power

Elizabeth Power has a BA (hons) in Women’s Studies from National University of Galway, Ireland (1996) and an (hons) MA in Writing (2007) She...

Aoife Casby – […]

I Beginning with desire the text was made. Sex. Ex. The thing is to write and not to be afraid. X. The resistible idea of kissing. Starts in belly, locks...

Aoife Casby – Shrine

We have been lifetimes constructing, not ourselves, but the make-up of the place we thought we ought to be. Offered magic to wells, influence to...

Aoife Casby – What Happens In The Hours In Between?

12:17 p.m. July 6th Liverpool Got these pyjamas new yesterday. They’re unlived in. It's years since I've had pyjamas. You  know, they're the sort of...

Aoife Casby

Aoife’s short fiction and poetry has been published in The Dublin Review, The Stinging Fly, Banshee, ‘Noir by Noir-West’ (Arlen House), Ropes, The Cúirt...

Louise Nealon – The Possibility of Snow

It was embarrassing at first, when they didn’t know each other. The postwoman would say hello and Miriam would say I’m grand even though...

Louise Nealon

Louise Nealon is a writer from Co Kildare. In 2017, she won the Seán Ó Faoláin International Short Story Competition and was the recipient...

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Raphael d’Abdon – the kubrick connection

(based on actual events)    1.   eyes wide shut the first time i watched it it was christmas eve    2.   the shining part 1 the first time i watched...

Raphael d’Abdon

Dr Raphael d’Abdon was born in Udine (Italy) and lives in Pretoria (South Africa). He is a writer, scholar, spoken word poet, editor and...

Pina Piccolo – The Poet’s Adventure

The poet had everything ready: a light briefcase, a ticket, an address. Now, while he was sitting on a bench waiting for the train,...

Ugly, Dirty and Bad

Down and dirty is too important to simply be defined  by a movie genre. A grotesque comedy, perhaps, but sometimes also a drama and...

Elizabeth Jane Howard – The Cazalet Chronicles

As written by Hilary Mantel, Elizabeth Jane Howard is a craftswoman, because in order to build such a monumental work, where nothing is uncalculated,...