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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 Holy Trinity

Integrated primary school classroom, Belfast. The P3s are having a Religious Education class. Teacher: “Can anyone tell me about the holy trinity?” [pause] Girl: “Well, miss, my daddy …” [Pause] Girl: “My daddy says …” [Pause] Girl: “… My daddy … Continue reading

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Belfast, from Cave Hill

Dreamers• schemers• bathroom cleaners• pipers• snipers• windscreen-wipers• typists• rascists• papists • rapists• spankers• bankers• wankers• outflankers• peace-makers• bakers• risk-takers• orgasm-fakers• fighters• writers• pillow-biters• shite-talkers• stalkers• hill-walkers• hawkers• porkers• growlers• prowlers• full-moon howlers• petty thieves• kickers of leaves• healers• peelers• drug-dealers• arse-feelers• dog-breeders• … Continue reading

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Cars, Ormeau Road, 1.

The roar of a high-performance engine and the squeal of tyres turns my head. A shining, beefed-up muscular mini, containing a skinny young man with short hair and wearing dark glasses, speeds down the hill towards town. The man’s tattooed right arm is hanging out … Continue reading

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A View from the Abyss

This morning is different to the others. I awake lying naked on a plain of polished obsidian. It is lit by a dim, pale, light, as if the crescent moon were hidden behind a thin covering of cloud. The plain stretches … Continue reading

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A New Direction, Part 6.

Previous parts are here. If you haven’t been following the story, this episode won’t make any sense. Could be fun anyway though. *** “Is it just yourself for breakfast then?” The landlady looked Davy up and down with cool disapproval, eyebrows raised. … 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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