short stories

Tavern Told Tales Launched

Fermanagh Writers’ third anthology of prose and poetry, Tavern Told Tales, was launched in Blakes of the Hollow, Enniskillen on 2nd October. The Impartial Reporter captured the event in the next week’s edition.

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Dianne’s A Dead Cert

Our secretary, Dianne Trimble, writing as Dianne Ascroft, has had a short story, A World Apart, published on digital publisher, Dead Ink’s website. It’s an amusing story about adapting to a new land and a new life. Dead Ink is a relatively new digital publisher, partly funded  by the Arts Council England. The story  A World(…)

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Stories From Charlie’s Bar Launched

At Readings By Local Writers on Sunday Fermanagh Creative Writing Group launched our first publication: Stories From Charlie’s Bar. These stories and poems by our members were compiled by Ken Ramsey, with an introduction to the group by our secretary, Dianne Trimble. Many of the pieces were recently printed in the Impartial Reporter series which featured our(…)

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Gordon Williams’ Team Tale

Gordon Williams’ heartwarming tale, Cut Final, evokes the power of team spirit in this week’s Impartial Reporter.   Gordon, a native of Manchester, moved to Fermanagh in 1984. He says he began writing 9 years ago and hasn’t stopped yet. His stories deftly convey the complexity of human experience and emotion, capturing both humour and sorrow equally well. He(…)

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Dermot’s Gardening Observations

Dermot Maguire observes the way succesive owners of a country property stamp their personalities and lifestyles on it in Replacement. The short story is printed in this week’s edition of the Impartial Reporter. A native of the Newtownbutler area, Dermot taught in Belfast for over 30 years before he returned to Fermanagh to retire. He published a local history of a rural(…)

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Mariette Evokes Dancehall Days

Harry’s Band by Mariette Connor is this week’s story in the Impartial Reporter. Mariette takes readers back to the days of the dancebands in Ireland and one unusual gig. Mariette is a native of Blackrock, Co Dublin and moved to Enniskillen in 2003. She lived for several years in Spain and has had stories and articles published(…)

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