Short Stories

smallJamesy was shortlisted and highly commended in the 2011 Sean O’Faolain Short Story Prize…

Corvagh Lough was still that evening, apricot tinted from the sunset as clouds of midges tumbled over the bulrushes. Jamesy pushed his bicycle up the hill, past the Rectory where rooks chattered in the sycamores… read more

Small Town Removal was placed third in the inaugural 2013 Costa Book Awards Short Story Prize

There is heat here. A dead heat. It sulks in the valley, as blue storms build, up beyond the grey ridge. It is the kind that clings to you and smothers your breath.

Down here by the canal there is no wind. Along the lane, the thick water slides past cows stretched out on tufts of sun-shorn rushes and wet meadow… read more