Dialogue and character-driven stories set on the northwest coast of Ireland in the Fifties to 2000s
1-31 is novella-length and follows the lives of Keedy and her niece, Claddagh. Life's not all warm and fuzzy, sometimes it can be harsh. Keedy's life is like that, but she doesn't ask for sympathy, for her mother once told her, - Y'burnt your arse, now you can sit on the blisters.
If Nora knew what her husband-to-be was up to, she would have a nervous breakdown and end up in the place where people aren’t half right. Claddagh knows, but mustn’t tell.
32 - IN THE DARKNESS - After twenty-five years, woman meets up with ex-boyfriend.
33 - ADDICTION – Very short, creative non-fiction one.
34- THE DAIRY FARMER - Ex IRA member thinks back on ‘The Troubles' days.
35- WALLS - Married woman talks to psychologist.
36- OLD WOMAN - Elderly woman looks back on her youth.
37- SILENT TEARS Wife reports husband to Social Services.
38- PERFUMED WATER - Creative non-fiction told through the eyes of a young child.
42- HUSH LITTLE BABY
43– SUFFOCATED LOVE
This collection contains stories which have been published in anthologies in England, Canada, and USA.