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To Pieces

I. When the man who is large takes your hand you must go, your mother at your back like a shovel. Scuffing your shoes, you gain balance and enter The Mouth, as...

Izzy’s House

Beside his bed, on a wicker night table, lay a stained white saucer and on the saucer a mound of ashes. "When will I see the fog?" I asked. Izzy sat on the edge...

Through

You reach a point when you realise it isn’t important whether there was a floor or a bed or even a sofa. What’s important is that there was a girl and you didn’...

Free Ham

Growing up, I have dreams that my father sets our house on fire. When our house actually does catch on fire, my first thought is, Get the dog out.Then, beca...

The Apparitions

It was October when the apparition of Samuel Beckett appeared on a gable wall in Ringsend. The spectral visitation was twelve feet tall and not quite inanimate ...
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Baby Arm

I’m dating a guy who works as a merchandiser for a large department store and one of his duties includes designing window displays. He tells me this on our thir...

The Fifth Season

“Do you remember when all the neighborhood kids had ringworm?” he asked me from his hospital bed, inviting me to imagine, I suppose, that the lesions corrupting...

Peak

The attraction was based on a flaw of logic. I knew that.Miss Bennet and Mr Darcy, Scarlett and Rhett, Edward Rochester and the wife in the attic stuff viz....