‘It’s Ours’ by Charles Bukowski – Poem of the Week

‘It’s Ours’ by Charles Bukowski – Poem of the Week

It’s Ours there is always that space there just before they get to us that space that fine relaxer the breather while say flopping on a bed thinking of nothing or say pouring a glass of water from the spigot while entranced by nothing that gentle pure space it’s worth centuries of existence say just […]

You know how I was gonna self-publish my novel?

You know how I was gonna self-publish my novel?

Well, if ever I felt like a liar . . . Earlier this year I excitedly announced that I would be self-publishing my debut novel, Leaving Sadie, in June. Then, as the month approached like a freight train bombing along the tracks towards our tied-up hero in an action movie, I realised that I needed […]

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.

Pieces of you

Pieces of you

If your mouth were a cave I would crawl into it, and find my way to the cranial staircase. I would reach for every message — every signal sent — and read each one earnestly. If your thoughts were an ocean I would dive into it, and let the tides carry me wherever. If your […]