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Guest post: ‘This Place’ by Duke Special

This is where I live The place where the rivers run Where we all suck the same air Poet, punk, rag toe, heel, fucker, friend and foe This is the place I knelt and fell all tongues and spirit Where … Continue reading

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The Selfish Gene?

“How come some people get away with it?” “Get away with what?” “They don’t suffer from unhappiness.  Sure, they get pissed off every now and again when something goes wrong, but it’s temporary, a wee setback that doesn’t have any … Continue reading

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Guest Post: ‘Üpahats’ by Moochin’ Photoman.

There’s one. Where? Over on that wall. Can’t see it. Look it’s right in front of you. I AM looking. Can’t see it. Aye lookin’ but yer not fucken seeing are ya. All I can see is a German thing … Continue reading

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Postcards from the Edge, Part 3

Part 1 is here, Part 2 is here.      

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Guest Post: ‘Oh, Oberon,’ by Fiona Larkin.

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House Party

The house next door has been empty for around a month now. The Housing Executive haven’t got round to installing those brown perforated metal shutters over the doors and windows yet, and the place is being used as a party … Continue reading

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Guest Post: ‘The Square’ by Mike McGuire

You turned the corner into Donegall Square – trust the conqueror to add the redundant letter at the end of a place-name; yet another separatist sore thumb dismissive of the border county that birthed the O’Donnell line of High Kings … Continue reading

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Postcards from the Edge 2.

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Postcards from the Edge 1.

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Guest Post: ‘The Essay,’ by Neil Shawcross.

One Friday afternoon a primary school teacher friend of mine gave her P7 class a week-end homework project. She asked the children to write a short story describing someone they knew. Monday came and amongst the essays was this little … Continue reading

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