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‘Selfhood’ short fiction by Declan Toohey

‘Let’s suppose that it’s actually a simple affair,’ said Holly, circling the Famine Ship Memorial on Salthill Beach. She and Dara were talking about the meaning of existence; that is, not so much the meaning of life but of being more generally. Being with a capital B, if one were so inclined. The more Holly talked, however, the less Dara cared about whether beingshould be capitalised or not: all he knew was that he was hopelessly in love with her and that he was not looking forward to her i...

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