Absolutely delighted to have been informed by Creative Writing Ink, that my story was selected as the Feb/March winner of the Writing Prompts Competition https://creativewriting.ie/writing-prompts/
No Tears for a Cuckoo
He sits in the front window framed in a halo of dusty light and frozen in the moment of contact between his fingertip and the cold arc of his half-pint glass of porter. A car horn sounds outside and in a flash he’s up, craning at the sash between the opaque and the clear panes to get a sweeping eye on the village street before sitting down once again to ogle his drink with the guilty satisfaction of his crime tickling his wet lips.
Frisky, they call him: a wiry little hoor who usually travels unseen by field or ditch pulled headlong by some sudden necessity. He’s like an urgent version of me and I can see he’s cut from the cloth, the last scrap of it, the bit you didn’t think you’d get anything worthwhile out of but were happy to be proven wrong…
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I’m delighted to have been asked to be part of Bealtaine Festival Sligo this year. It’s a festival that is very dear to my heart and over the years I’ve loved listening to the stories of the people involved. I’d love to see some of you tomorrow at St. John’s Hospital 3.30pm.
The photographic ‘Art Wall’ exhibition is a collaboration between photographer Val Robus , Sligo Arts Service and St John’s Hospital. Over a number of months Val Robus has photographed an wide and varied range of views across Sligo’s towns and villages. These images have been catalogued for the residents of St John’s Hospital to view and select from. The photos that resonated most with the residents were printed and curated by artist Catherine Fanning for permanent exhibition in St John’s hospital.
The Exhibition opens May 2nd Wednesday 3.30 pm St John’s . All welcome