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Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Reading in The Irish Writers' Centre tomorrow night 7pm



The jeans I like that have been missing since October have just been found and where were they? In the top drawer of the chest of drawers!  Why didn't I see them before this?  Anyway this is good as I can wear them tomorrow with a black top and a black jacket.  So that's sorted.  I'm also going to get my hair done tomorrow afternoon so at least I should look the part.

Now I only have to worry about feeling like a rabbit caught in headlights, stunned and unable to speak.  Or perhaps I will panic and run from the building.  No, just calm down.  It should be okay.  Except I feel a bit like an "i" (a little i in an ee cummings poem).  I've printed off the story and read it aloud once.  I must read it again in a while.  In the immediate I have to go to sleep and go to work in the morning. 

The next Lonely Voice Short Story readings will take place on Wednesday, 6th July at 7pm, where Sarah Gilmartin, Deirdre McClay, Orla Fay and Guy Barriscale, the four short-listed writers, will read from their winning stories. The readers were selected anonymously by guest judge Leo Cullen.

Poem 42


n

OthI

n


g can

s

urPas


s

the m

y


SteR

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of


s

tilLnes

s

e.e. cummings

4 comments:

  1. Have a ball! I'm sure you'll the furthest thing from a rabbit! Congrats & enjoy!

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  2. Orla,
    I was very nervous too. Especially at the start of my reading. They were long pieces to read in public. But I also really enjoyed the whole experience and was delighted to be picked. I enjoyed your story and you read it well, it wasn't apparent that you were nervous. All the stories were so well written I was thrilled to be there. The Lonely Voice is a great initiative for short story writers. Good luck with your future writing. Deirdre McClay.

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  3. Thanks very much Niamh. Thanks for the lovely message Deirdre. You read very well too and it was a great night :))

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