Monthly Archives: March 2016

The Queen’s Head interviews me!


Read the result at the below link in which I discuss

the big sad-smackers of Irish fiction

and also

I diagnose an entire country as having the condition, type 2 amber brains


 (And all because the CEO of a major Irish bank flicked an elastic band at the back of my neck – quite viciously it has to be said).


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The Queen is dead and The Elastic Wedding Band

I am pleased to announce that a fiction of mine entitled,

The Elastic Wedding Band,

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has been published in the Glaswegian literary Zine,

The Queen’s Head!

The Queen Has Arrived...

Available to read right here –

You should also be glad and much relieved to know that this is quite safe to read, nothing controversial here whatsoever, it even has a smattering of humour, apparently.


There’s also a tip-the-writer option at the end as well. See here for further details –

Hang the DJ all you like

but make sure you tip-the-writer.

Rik V

For haven’t you heard?

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The Queen is dead, boys
And it’s so lonely on a limb

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The Unbearable Lightness of the Ironic Man on have published a piece of mine on equality & classism!

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Available at the link below.

Equality & Classism | The Unbearable Lightness of the Ironic Man – HeadStuff


This is very provocative, so don’t read if you’re of a fragile disposition.

Don’t say you haven’t been warned.

Rik V

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