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Finbarr O’Reilly’s 2018 awards eligibility post

Originally posted on Finbarr O'Reilly:
Well, it has been a slow year, and I have only had one story published — The Miracle Lambs of Minane — in the October 2018 edition of Clarkesworld. On the plus side, I only wrote one story in 2018 (so far — I’m currently about 15,000 words off…

Who will become the 007th Bond?

The top 10 actors most likely to follow in Daniel Craig’s suede brogues…

Music in time and space

On November 24th, the White Horse Guitar Club invited guests to an intimate and unusual gig. It was intimate, not because the musical space was small, but because their sound created an atmosphere that placed the audience at its centre; their voices and instruments enveloped those who came to enjoy a magical evening and they […]

Trinity prologue

“Endlessly fascinating” “Unputdownable” “Immensely enjoyable” “Amazing” “Fantasy writing at its best” “… a complex tale of love and loss, fantasy and intrigue in an action-packed novel that keeps the reader on their toes from start to finish” – Irish Examiner “… weaves [three] stories together neatly, and really hits [its] stride in the last section […]

Fairytale ending for 500 new stories

“Okay, bedtime! You want a story? Goldilocks? Hansel and Gretel?” “Mummy, tell me the story about the princess who disguises herself as a pond.” “A pond?” “Yeah, to escape the evil witch!” “Right… Don’t know that one. What happens?” “The witch drinks the pond.” “Er… She drinks the princess?” “Don’t worry, Mummy, the clever princess […]

The hardest words to write are on the front cover

I can’t for the life of me remember the joke. All I can remember is the punchline. I was browsing in Waterstones in June 2012, when I happened to stop at a small section featuring joke books. Normally I wouldn’t give the section a second glance, but I had time to kill that day and […]