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2018-08-16 20:59
The shortening of the days accelerates as the September equinox draws nearer, each evening the sunset comes a couple of minutes earlier. Loath to concede to the approach of autumn, there is… Read More
2018-08-15 09:21
To many of  those of a certain age, the word “android” has particular associations. In 1978, Douglas Adams’ Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy included the ch… Read More
2018-08-14 14:21
This story was expanded from a piece of flash fiction. It was entered for this year’s RTÉ Francis McManus Short Story Competition.The evening classes at the college gave her the… Read More
2018-08-13 18:29
It is a delight to sit with a map. It is a delight to spend time following each road, noting the features of each settlement, tracing the course of each river, examining the route of each ra… Read More
2018-08-12 22:18
The following story was an unsuccessful entry in the 2018 Edinburgh International Flash Fiction Awards.Jack Martin, 1900-1971. The stone discloses nothing.Sixteen when he left his sweetheart… Read More
2018-08-11 17:40
Populism thrives on laziness not just on the laziness of those who unthinkingly accept its slogans, but the laziness of those who know its propositions rest on distortions and untruths, but… Read More
2018-08-09 20:52
In Pursuit of Spring is Edward Thomas’ account of a bicycle ride from London to Somerset in March 1913. Riding westward to  meet the signs of springtime in those days when th… Read More
2018-08-08 20:44
Pitney lies three miles distant from High Ham. A tiny village tucked into the fold of the undulating Somerset countryside, it has suffered the fate of many similar villages. Its school is lo… Read More
2018-08-07 09:32
In Doughnut Economics, a manifesto for a way of doing economics that upholds human dignity and works within ecological sustainability, Oxford University economist Kate Raworth laments the lo… Read More

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