In the second of our 2020 lockdown series, you are the writer. Have you ever missed a step on the stairs or turned back in fear? Have you ever given someone a piece of your mind? Are you an object of desire or the subject? Stay home. Ed.
Tuesday, May 26, 2020
The Willesden Herald Short Story of the Month
“As Richard tends the first patient of the evening – a young woman with black eye make-up and an arm wound – he thinks of the pills, safe in their bottle, doubly safe in his jacket, safer still in his locker. The arm wound is self-inflicted. It is too precise.”
“Imagine that this Page is Empty” is from his collection, The False River (Unthank Books, 2019).
Wednesday, May 20, 2020
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Monday, May 04, 2020
The Willesden Herald New Short Stories Story of the Month
Looking for respite from the lockdown? You've come to the right place. Ed.
May 2020: The Time Capsule by John O’Donoghue
“They all fell silent for a moment. I could see them trying to look into the future, to imagine themselves as adults, married maybe, perhaps with families of their own, working away in jobs like Uncle Tommy in the Post Office, or Auntie Lizzie in the nursing before she was married, or gone to England, like my mother and father, or even further afield.”
The Time Capsule comes from The King from Over The Water (The Wild Geese Press, 2019).
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