“Tensile Testing” broadcast on Keywords

I recorded a short piece, which I called “Tensile Testing”, and which I was very happy to hear broadcast on RTE Radio 1 last night on the Keywords show.

The show is now available to listen to online here;


It’s also available as a podcast here;


If you can, please listen to the other shows in the series too.

My short story “Butterfly” in gorse#11

It may not look like it, if looking at my most recent posts, but it really is rare for me to have anything published (certainly in relation to the number of submissions I make). But, like busses, you wait long enough and a line of them show up all at once.

I’ve been a huge fan of gorse since the first issue, and consider it one of my greatest accomplishments to have been published in it before, something I now get to add to with the publication of my short story “Butterfly” in the latest issue (#11).

The current issue is presented as a tĂȘte-bĂȘche, with two covers (as above), one representing North, one South, aligning with the consideration of borders being the theme of the issue (far better explained via the link below).

Anyone familiar with gorse will know it’s a worthwhile read, and I encourage anyone who can to get their hands on a copy.