Tag Archives: Poetry

“Arseways by Camillus John” written by Camillus John now available to read on The Scum Gentry alternative arts forum

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Above: Reggae Fairy (2016)

Hey Presto link to the Scum Gentry!!!

Some people have really shitty Christmases and a long, long, long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, so did I.  In light of this tinsel-less fact, here’s a metaficion of mine in which I stick three heads up my own fictional arse. Contains a seasonal sprinkling of sprouts.

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As Shakin’ Stevens would say – ‘Merry Christmas – everyone.’


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Triptych Now Available to Read in Lifeblood – Anthology of shortlisted stories in ITT’s Short Story Competition 2017!

My story entitled


(which is dedicated to Vincent Browne on his recent retirement)

is available to read at the following link

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Rik V

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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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The Cakeland Republic now available to read in issue 8 of North West Words!

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Read my story,

The Cakeland Republic,

available now in issue 8, Autumn / Winter,

of North West Words

based up there in Donegal!


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Not suitable for people on a diet – there will be cake! 🙂

This story kills cake-ists.


Free the cakes!

Free Free Free Free Freeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee Rice Crispy Bunny!


Rik V

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With Suspicious Blinds now available to read on Dodging the Rain!

Suspisious Blinds Elvis

I am pleased to announce that a story of mine


With Suspicious Blinds

is now available to read on Dodging The Rain




If you’ve ever slapped two pork chops onto your face and impersonated Elvis, then this story is for you!


Or if you’ve ever picked up a chain-saw and cut through the blood, bone and guts of one of your neighbours while rapping a happy tune, then this story is for you too!

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If not, well, ahem, on the plus side, no strobing lights!


Rik V

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Enjoy the Silence in The Weird Reader for 4’33” on Page 48

I am pleased to announce that you can

Read my scary story entitled,

Enjoy The Silence,


Above:  Shearing Forse by Nastassia Shumlina

in The Weird Reader,


A lit mag based all the way over in Logan, Utah, in the U S of A.

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It’s buried 🙂 somewhere near Page 48.

Stab the following link and hey presto


If you dare.

Not suitable for scaredey cats 🙂 🙂 🙂

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Rik V

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BWG: Cut a Landlord up into bloody Smithereens for Halloween – go on, enjoy!

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‘….and the last thing that they buried. Were the hands that took the rent.’

(Declan O’Rourke – Jonny and the Lantern)


Why not start to write creatively?

Ballyfermot Writers’ Group (adults)


Meets every second Wednesday in Ballyfermot Library, Room 4.

From 6.30 p.m. – 7.45 p.m. New members welcome. From beginners to advanced.

Next meeting: Wednesday 1st November  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 pre-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.

Rik V

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