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Left In the Cold.

In #rabble13, Art, Blog, Culture, Fiction, Interviews, Print Edition by Sean FinnanLeave a Comment

Last year playwright Alan O’Brien won the PJ O’Connor Award for Best New Radio Drama with Snow Falls and So Do We. rabble sent Sean Finnan along to chat to Alan about the play and why he refused RTÉ permission to broadcast the drama. So I guess to start with, what’s the play about? It was inspired by the death of Rachel Peavoy. When that happened I was amongst many … Read More

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Flash Fiction: Marks and Sparks. 5:07pm

In #rabble12, Blog, Fiction, Humour, Print Edition by Paddy FerrisLeave a Comment

 The shop was underground, a cavernous space of exclusivity for the chosen few who trail home from the office, dressed in the kind of suit that a culchie would be garbed in for their funeral. There was a corpse like quality to the beings that haunted the isles. Each one a spectre of loneliness, absorbed in haute-cuisine meals for one – the antithesis of Sarah’s idea of what a meal … Read More

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#FlashFiction: Dark Madonna

In #rabble9, Blog, Fiction, Illustration by Dave Lordan1 Comment

She decided to stop washing herself. She decided to stop grooming herself in any way whatsoever. I don’t know if she continued wiping herself after going to the toilet. I don’t know how she dealt with menstruation, or if she avoided it altogether by taking the pill. If she made any exceptions to her filth regime, they were not obvious.The stink was obvious. It was dense, and complex. It had … Read More