Call of the Sea
Call of the Sea was chosen for the Irish
Issue of 'Literary Orphans'
The Christmas Market
months of the year the three generations
existed in harmony beneath the same roof.
That tragedy had befallen the family seven
years ago no lodger or patron in the
establishment would ever suspect or admit"
of Steve reading his short story, 'The Last
Bus'. The recording was made for All Points
west in conjunction with Wordlegs
Mac Tire, the Son of the Countryside
"Too many moons had awoken and given way to
the Great Fire in the Sky since Mac Tire,
the last wolf in Ireland, had allowed his
hunger for a mate to lead him to the
Steve - A Writer in the Spotlight
Steve was Bluethumbnail's 'Writer in
the Spotlight' in
the early part of 2011. Check out Steve's
profile on Bluethumbnail at the link below
and the Mai-coh
Fjords Literary journal features a recording
of Steve's own voice reading his story 'Lequoia
and the Mai-coh,' which centres around the
relationship between a golden eagle and a
My thirty-seventh. Somehow, there seemed great significance attached
to my being thirty-seven. There were famous figures in history who
didnít quite kick-off their careers till they were thirty-seven.
George Barnard Shaw was one of them; that I knew. And there
were others too, but I couldnít think of any. Iíd do a Google on
MOST of all
Isabel noticed his hands.
good hands, dark-skinned, kind hands, but capable,
took huge effort during the 20-minute journey home not to glance
directly at his face again. When the sound of the engine shifted, as
the train roared through the short tunnels, she watched his window
reflection watching hers.
the Seventh Day
scraped the razor down his cheekbone to his jaw, he tried to
synchronise his breathing with hers. Her breath caressed his face.
The nerve twitching at the side of his head pulled his reluctant
eyes towards his own reflection in the bathroom mirror.
The Panicked Rat
Eve: cold and sparkling. Happy faces.
Childrenís voices, like chirping birds,
twittering about Santa. And the shoppers
smiling and simpering their apologies for
getting in each otherís way.