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Zither Music – Short fiction by David Butler

We’d been to the Gate to watch Barry McGovern do his Beckett thing. A character whose proportions might’ve been dreamed up by Alberto Giacometti. McGovern’s, not Beckett’s. Then across to Conway’s for pints.  This is before they shut the place down. Before the smoking-ban kicked in, and everything became euro. 

Ruthie was giving it ‘What was the story with that story, anyhow?’ Throaty Monaghan accent, like everything is a big joke.

‘Which story?’

‘That malarkey about being at...

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