Seanchaí
Short Literary Fiction

Fiction from established and emerging authors worthy of the title Seanchaí

It Is What It Is by Patrick Nevins

In this beautifully written story, Patrick Nevins' protagonist faces a past that might easily overwhelm her.

We Stand On Guard by Alison Frank

Alison Frank reminds us that, however spotless our record, we all quail a little while waiting in line at passport control.

Howard Baskerville’s Wall by Farhad H. Gooraan, Translated by Parisa Saranj

While there is more than forty years of hostility between the two countries, Iranians take solace in the fact that once an American gave his life for democracy in Iran: Howard Baskerville

The Shroud of Turin by Michael K. White

Michael K White's tale of a green beetle on a windshield is not quite what it seems...

Haus des Meeres, Short Fiction by Antony Osgood

Antony Osgood writes full time, and is completing his second novel.

Geneva Brodie by William Kitcher

Short fiction that goes to the heart of author ego.

Carousel, Short Fiction by Helen Campbell

“Terrible shame about Marianne,” my mother says out of the blue.  “What do you mean?”...

The Jumpers, Short Fiction by Delia Pring

Delia Pring's compelling short story takes us into the fragmented world of mental illness

IF THE MEN PUSH YOU, short fiction by Sid Walls

When Ella tells me what men want I think, not Alan. Alan wants magic eyes, he tells me they will be made of glass and have stars on them

The Fairy Godmothers by Ann Erskine

Ann Erskine's short fiction explores the bonds of sisterhood and loyalty.

Big Man’ Fiction by Thad Rutkowski

Thad Rutkowski's fiction piece on the theme of conflict and what it stems from.

Precious Cargo, fiction by Clare Morris

Wonderfully researched Flash fiction by Clare Morris.

The Night of The Goddess by Sandra Arnold

A mother learns that the greatest gift is allowing her child to live her own life.

Leaving, short fiction by Kathy Prokhovnik

Flash fiction on the theme of taking leave.

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.

‘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.

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