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Short Literary Fiction

Fiction from established and emerging authors worthy of the title Seanchaí

Micro Fiction Translated from the Arabic by Essam M. Al-Jassim

Fragile but harsh flash fiction translated from Arabic. A newspaper’s fate, a note from a sweetheart, a story of soil, a story of loss…

Una Media Naranja (A half-peeled orange) By Denis Casey

A relationship on the brink. Dialogue on a knife’s edge—who gets the first cut? Find out what’s in a half orange.

‘Clear, Blue Waters’ fiction by Lee Stoddart

Flash fiction that reads like prose poetry in its consideration of the aesthetics of still water.

‘Above Renniker Falls’ Fiction By Harrison Kim

A poignant coming to age story that’s as beautiful as it’s relatable in its first person narration, catapulting us into the core of family, love, friendship and teenage life.

Mettle by Caitlin Burns

A miscreant boy learns a valuable lesson for the most unlikely of sources.

‘A Native Lynching’ fiction By Eros Salvatore

A powerful fiction based on truth. A child’s witness of racial injustice and the frightening capacity of mob mentality as it dehumanises a victim.

‘Two Pairs Corduroy Pants Plus Two More’ by Dave Leys

Dave Leys is the author of The Institute of Fantastical Inventions and its sequel The Institute of Fantastical Inventions II: Magnetic Attraction released by New Holland Publishers.

‘Smoke’ short fiction by Jim Ward

A short story by poet and playwright, Jim Ward.

‘Careering Down the Ladder’ short fiction by June Hunter

June Hunter’s short stories appear in Second Chance – an anthology; and online with Mash, Flash Fiction Magazine, Reflex Fiction and Potato Soup Journal.

‘Three Cups of Tea’ Flash fiction by Hayley-Jenifer Brennan

Hayley-Jenifer Brennan is an emerging writer from Cork, Ireland. She is currently working towards an MA in Creative Writing from UCC

‘Wasted’ flash fiction by Isioma Jemimah Okonicha

Isioma Jemimah Okonicha’s works include fictional stories, motivational, and poetry.

‘Buttons’ short fiction by Kerry Nesbitt

Kerry Louise Nesbitt lives in Belfast and spends most of her spare time writing, when she is not teaching English to young people or reading everything she can get her hands on.

‘All Ten Marilyns’ Short Fiction By Stuart Henson

Stuart Henson’s stories can be found in ‘The Interpreter’s House’, ‘Iota New Fiction 1’, ‘The New Welsh Review’, ‘The Reader’ and ‘Under the Radar’

‘The Summons’ flash fiction by Iago Crybin

Iago Crybin’s writings most often reflect themes exploring the ontological Zen of the Three Marks of Existence and the paradox of sentience existing in a seemingly non-sentient universe. 


‘The Dare’ Micro-Fiction By Keren Dibbens-Wyatt

Keren Dibbens-Wyatt's new book, Recital of Love (Paraclete Press), is out in September 2020. Keren lives in South East England.

‘Around the Corner’ micro-fiction by Susan R. Barclay

Susan R. Barclay is a 2019 Writer's Digest Short Short Story Competition Award Winner. She is currently working on an anthology of short stories    

Autumn Leaves, short fiction by Pippa Slattery

Pippa Slattery’s story Rag Doll was shortlisted for the Kanturk International Arts Festival.

‘Gene Pool’ Short Fiction by Leonie Charlton

Leonie Charlton lives in Argyll, Scotland from where she writes poetry, fiction and creative non-fiction.

3 Pieces of flash from Amanda McLeod

3 Pieces of flash fiction from Amanda McLeod, author of 'Animal Behaviour'

‘The Grief Tourist’ short fiction by John Higgins

John Higgins was recently shortlisted for the Mairtín Crawford Award for Short Fiction 2020.

‘Bank Teller’ short fiction from Naomi Goldner

Naomi Goldner is a writer and co-founder of WordSpaceStudios, a literary arts center in San Francisco

The Egg in The Bog, short fiction by Kieran Mc Gurk

Fiction from Kieran Mc Gurk, NI winner of The Great British Write Off in 2015.

‘A Sense of the Obvious’ Flash fiction by Bill Teitelbaum

Bill Teitelbaum’s plays and short fiction have appeared in journals such as Bayou, Louisville Review, Montreal Review and others

Ysella Sims short fiction, ‘Late Light’

Ysella Sims is a poet and writer. She has had work published in Brittle Star, The Blue Nib and The Guardian

A Fantasy Life, short fiction by Harrison Kim

Emerging writer, Harrison Kim lives and writes out of Victoria, Canada.

‘The Girl on The Till can’t Spell’ fiction by Sheila Kinsella

Sheila Kinsella’s short stories draw inspiration from her Irish upbringing.

On P.O.E.T.S. Day, prize winning fiction by Maria Kenny

On P.O.E.T.S. Day' won the Maria Edgeworth Short Story competition which is part of the Literary Festival held in Edgeworthstown each summer.

4 pieces of very Irish flash fiction by Camillus John

Camillus John has had work published in The Stinging Fly, RTÉ Ten, The Lonely Crowd and others

Peace Treaty, short fiction by Mauk Donnabhain

Mauk Donnabhain writes about working-class life. His work can be found in The Galway Review, Pendora Magazine and elsewhere.

Salvation Hall, short fiction by Marie O’Shea

Marie O’Shea lives on the Beara Peninsula, her stories and essays have been published in, ‘The Caterpillar Magazine,’ ‘Literary Mama’, ‘The Galway Review,’ ‘Backchannels’ and ‘Storgy.’

Man with a Camera, short fiction by David McVey

David McVey lectures in Communication at New College Lanarkshire. He is widely published with over 120 short stories in journals and magazines.

Come a Morning all Shall be Revealed, contemplative fiction by Maggie Harris

This piece by Maggie Harris takes the reader on a contemplative journey through dreams and memories.

The Trouble with Centaurs, short fiction by Joshua Martyn Edwards

Joshua Martyn Edwards accidentally aced a BA and an MA in Creative Writing and is now working on his PhD.

Who By Wild Beast, short fiction by By Carolyn Geduld

Carolyn Geduld’s novel ‘Take Me Out The Back’ is due from Black Rose Writers in 2020

‘Lights and Stones’ short fiction by Gerry McCullough

Gerry McCullough’s first novel, Belfast Girls, published by Night Publishing in 2010, was a #1 bestseller on paid UK Kindle. It was republished in 2012 by Precious Oil Publications.

‘Ghost Story’ short fiction by Gavan Duffy

Gavan Duffy was shortlisted for a Hennessy Award in Emerging Poery in 2014. he is a member of Platform One Writers group.

‘Opting out’ short fiction by Niles Reddick

Niles Reddick is author of the novel Drifting too far from the Shore, the collection Road Kill Art and Other Oddities, and the novella Lead Me Home.

‘Pot’ Short fiction by Susan Elsley

Susan Elsley's, 'Pot' deals with the theme of loss with wisdom and sensitivity.

‘The Gifts of Troy’ short fiction by Thomas M. McDade

With prose reminiscent of J.D Salinger, Thomas McDade story is a coming of age tale with a difference.

‘I Know This Is Too Strange’ fiction by Kate Mahony

Kate Mahony’s fiction has been shortlisted in a number of international competitions. She holds an MA in Creative Writing from Victoria University, Wellington.

‘Road Safety’ short fiction by Thomas Pia

Emerging author, Thomas Pia has been awarded certificates of merit in The Pushkin Prize, The National Galleries Creative Writing Prize, and the Foyle Young Poet’s Prize.

‘toreador pants and a white cotton shirt’ fiction by Michael Paul Hogan

Journalist and Author Michael Paul Hogan makes a welcome return to Seanchaí

‘Crisis Central’, gritty short fiction by Pavle Radonic

Pavle Radonic's 'Crisis Central' mines deep into the heart of disadvantage

‘Roadkill’, short fiction by Louise Worthington

Louise Worthington's story, 'Roadkill' has a real sting in the tail.

The Lord Ain’t Willing and The Creek’s Done Rose, Heath Dollar

Heath Dollar won the Texas Observer Short Story Contest and was a finalist for the Kay Cattarulla Award for Best Short Story by the Texas Institute of Letters.

‘Fears That We May Cease To Be’ By Gail Gauthier

Gail Gauthier is the author of eight children's books. Her essays and short fiction have been widely published.

Whipped Cream, short fiction by Con Chapman

Con Chapman is author of “Rabbit’s Blues: The Life and Music of Johnny Hodges” (Oxford University Press, 2019), which was named Book of the Year by the Hot Club of France.

The Statue, Fiction by Elinor Clark

Elinor Clark was commended in the Young Poets Network's Bloodaxe Archive challenge and shortlisted for the Jane Martin Poetry Prize 2020.

VALADON: RECLINING NUDE fiction by Mark Blickley

A timely piece on the world view of women in the arts.

Bedclothes for Beckett by Marc de Faoite

Marc de Faoite’s collection of short stories, Tropical Madness was long-listed for the 2014 Frank O’Connor International Short Story Prize.

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