Gallery

Gallery

A short story . . .     Gallery   It was Raymond’s suggestion. I understood art about as much as I understood Chinese, so I was never inclined to visit art galleries. I like the colours, I appreciate the skill; the talent involved. I understand that there’s talent. Well, most of the time—as Bob […]

Morrissey’s still got it.

Morrissey’s still got it.

I’m a massive fan of Morrissey, and I get a good chuckle when I hear people opining that he’s past it; his music apparently being mediocre at best; his lyrical prowess now a thing of the foggy past. Nonsense! Steven Patrick Morrissey is still one of the most gifted lyricists around, and one Mozza song […]

ATTN, ISBN, and Other Abbreviations — Thoughts on an Author’s Road to Self-Publication

ATTN, ISBN, and Other Abbreviations — Thoughts on an Author’s Road to Self-Publication

Earlier this year I set my sights on June for the release of my debut novel Leaving Sadie. That, it turns out, was a tad ambitious. From last-minute rewrites and cover alterations, to figuring out where to publish and getting an ISBN (a barcode) – there’s a lot more to self-publishing than I had initially […]

Review of my feature film ‘A Day Like Today’

Review of my feature film ‘A Day Like Today’

  The Dublin Inquirer’s glowing review of the feature film I wrote ‘A Day Like Today’ – something to come back to every now and then 😉 “Walsh, screenwriter Shane Coules and the entire cast and crew of the production have made something very special.” https://www.dublininquirer.com/2016/03/23/a-day-like-today-reviewed/

At a Loss

At a Loss

An eccentric man who’s having difficulties with his speech recalls an ex-lover.

Youth

Youth

A boy wakes up to his reality.

Conversations with Family Members (and the Bits In Between).

Conversations with Family Members (and the Bits In Between).

    The mother (i)   My mother calls while I’m in the middle of editing a piece that’s to run in a tabloid. I pick up, because she’ll keep calling until I do. ‘Hey, Mam. I’m kind of busy.’ ‘I know, you’re always busy, can you just do something for me for a sec?’ […]

Chekhov Letter to his Brother Nikolai

Chekhov Letter to his Brother Nikolai

  Anton Pavlovich Chekhov’s letter to his older brother Nikolai – which features his 8 Qualities of Cultured People – has done the rounds, but there’s no harm in sharing it again for any of you who may have missed it. I come back to it regularly, for it’s always an enjoyable read. It was penned in […]