Mayo Launch of Demise of the Undertaker’s Wife

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The Mayo launch of my short story collection will take place in GMIT Mayo library on Wednesday 16th October at 7pm.

All welcome.

John Corless, author, poet and playwright has kindly agreed to launch the book.

I will read extracts from the collection. To whet your appetite here’s a synopsis of some of the stories in the collection;

Demise of the Undertaker’s Wife: An undertaker discovers his wife was having an affair with his best friend who has just died and confronts her in his funeral home beside the open coffin.

Goodbye, Mr.Fox: A farmer is in danger of being evicted from the house he shared with his partner for many years because his partner, who recently passed away, neglected to make a will.

Half-A-Boy: Set in the 1950’s this tells the story of a teenager whose brother fell of a horse, sustained a serious head injury and was put in the local lunatic asylum

Our Mothers Lied: A lesbian nun loses the one woman that made religious life bearable and must decide whether to leave the convent or stay.

WLTM: A lonely widower realizes he’s in love with the man he plays golf with every Saturday.

French Cream: A woman is contacted by her ex-husband after many years. He tells her, he is dying from pancreatic cancer and she must decide if she wants to be his life again.

A Bit of Light: A lonely widow plans to end her life so she can be with her husband again but the Angel Gabriel has other plans.

Permission Granted: A widower must decide whether to commit to the woman he’s been seeing for a year when his eighteen-year-old daughter leaves for college.

Iscariot: A prison inmate learns that his penpal of five years has passed away and struggles with his violent alter-ego.

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