Paddy Geraghty

Samhain 2015: Creative writing

Conkers by photographer Evelyn Simak.
Paddy Geraghty reading his creative writing at the launch.
Paul Sherwood

November Saga

Martin brought his ash plant down on Duggan’s bald head.

“I’m no Hello Johnny like poor old Sonny Gill”!

I dragged my creepy closer to the blazing turf-fire to fully savour the

familiar tale.

Martin hated Tanglers!

He only dealt with Real jobbers from the planes of Meath and Kildare.



The year has quietly turned again.

Conkers seasoned in soot and smoke,

Ribald youth, apples, nuts, barnbrack,

Ducking, daring, giggling, cheating, courting, fighting,

Floor drenched from upturned basin.

Haggards of hay, oats, and long black pits.

Has enough been reaped from warm sunny days?

Old men talk of seasons past and wait for Winter.


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