I write a bit of fiction to relax. Mostly short stories. In particular, in the run-up to the 2007 General Election, mostly out of frustration with being out of politics, I started a story, “Elected”, about a maverick aspiring Fianna Fail candidate. Ten chapters and 40,000 words later, I concluded it.
I’ve put the first chapter below. If anyone is interested in reading more of my bitter (Oh, so bitter!) juvenile rantings, email me. Finally, a word of caution. Bear in mind that it was written in a different Ireland from today. Just goes to show how quickly things change. And, indeed, how some things never change.
Hope you enjoy,
A story of Irish Politics: ELECTED-CHAPTER ONE: GET HENNESSEY!
The Aliens are attacking, and an accountant may have the solution: Short Story: Cost Benefit Analysis
Just who exactly benefits from a No vote? A meeting of a powerful group in Chicago may have the answer: Short Story: The Meeting.
1943. De Valera dies in a car crash. Young Taoiseach Sean Lemass takes a decision that changes the nation’s destiny: Short Story: Sharp Turn on the Rock Road.
A multinational proposes to run Ireland using a supercomputer: Auto Taoiseach.pdf
The breakup of the United States: States Rights