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Who’s Afraid of Coddle? and Type 2 Amber Brains now available to read in Dublin in The Coming Times book!

Dublin in the Coming times

Two of my flash fictions are available to read in the book

Dublin in the Coming Times

Featuring stories from many library groups and other organisations

throughout Dublin City.

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Above: Illustration by Louise Damiano for my flash fiction Type 2 Amber Brains

Dublin in the Coming times is available to borrow from all branches of Dublin City Public Libraries.

 

Rik V

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BWG: The Last of the Mohicans – until September!

Are you looking at me?

Travis-Bickle-mohawk-hairstyle

The last Ballyfermot Writers’ Group meeting of the summer

takes place on 19 July 2017.

Mohican 1

But don’t fret –

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It kicks off again on Wednesday 20th September 2017.

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Ballyfermot Writers Group (adults)

Meets every second Wednesday in Ballyfermot Library.

From 6.30 p.m. – 7.45 p.m.

New members welcome. From beginners to advanced.

Date of next meeting:

Wednesday 19th July 2017

How it Works:

Unholster your pencil and write creatively on the spot to a bespoke, tinselled prompt given out on the night. Then read what you’ve written to the group for lavish praise, iridescent bouquets and international awards  🙂  Or bring prepared writing along and read that if you wish. The choice is yours.

For more details contact: eric.earwig@yahoo.com or ballyfermotlibrary@dublincity.ie

Or just turn up on the night with your own pencil!

Choctaw nation I am in your debt
Choctaw nation I just want to thank you
Choctaw nation I got so upset
When I learned of your wisdom and your virtue

I am sorry for that evil man, I feel shame
That he came from my country
I am sorry for that Sheridan
And the other tools used in colonies

You were halved on the trail of tears
In the wintertime of the year
Had to leave Nanih Waiya
For the cold Oklahoma

Well you lay down upon the road
Tired and hungry and freezing cold
Thousands died on the rough terrain
Food and blankets they never came

You sent money you could not afford
You were touched by Irish people’s suffering
And your brave example struck a chord
Now the Irish are so good at giving
Choctaw nation, thank you.

happy cat

Rik V

Red Beard Optional, Bagpipes Compulsory – at BWG!

Prepare for Paddy’s day the proper way –

bagpipes

Blow all your cares away –

at Ballyfermot Writers Group!


Ballyfermot Writers Group (adults)

Meets every second Wednesday in Ballyfermot Library.

From 6.30 p.m. – 7.45 p.m.

New members welcome. From beginners to advanced.

Date of next meeting:

Wednesday 15th March 2017

How it Works:

Unholster your pencil and write creatively on the spot to a bespoke, tinselled prompt given out on the night. Then read what you’ve written to the group for lavish praise, iridescent bouquets and international awards  🙂  Or bring prepared writing along and read that if you wish. The choice is yours.

For more details contact: eric.earwig@yahoo.com or ballyfermotlibrary@dublincity.ie

Or just turn up on the night with your own pencil!

“We sing, sing all our cares away
We’ll live, to fight another day
We sing, sing all our cares away,
We’ll live, to love another day,

We grow strong, from it all,
We grow strong, or we fall,
We grow strong, from it all,
We grow strong, or we fall,
We grow strong.”

Sorted.

happy cat

Rik V

McDonalds Music – shortlisted in the People’s College Short Story Competition 2015

My McDonalds Music has been short-listed in the People’s College Short Story Competition 2015.

http://www.peoplescollege.ie/news/2015/04/28/peoples-college-short-story-competition/

As I said before, the title is ripped shamelessly (or sampled lovingly) from Damo’s Patience

(don’t tell him though, he looks a bit cranky in that cap at the moment).

  Damo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YROLWe9dZYA

Fingers Crossed.

Frankly David Cameron since you ask

If David Cameron likes The Smiths

http://www.theguardian.com/theguardian/shortcuts/2015/jan/11/how-did-smiths-help-salford-lads-club-make-16000-one-week

– look he’s got the T-shirt –

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then does that mean that Enda Kenny

is a Damo fan?

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Heaven knows I’m miserable now.

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As Jonny Marr said –

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“Frankly, Mr. Shankly, since you ask
You are a flatulent pain in the arse
I do not mean to be so rude
Still, I must speak frankly, Mr. Shankly.”

Stephen Fry and the Milkman’s Twinkle

 

  Stephen Fry has announced that he is marrying this chap.

Stephen Fry marries

Which gives me the opportunity to likewise announce

that I, the Flying superhero clothes horse himself,

Howie B,

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am marrying the twinkle in the milkman’s eye

Pat Mustard

– Pat Mustard’s Twinkle

 And I’m sure we’ll all live happily ever after.