Creative writings: Samhain 2015; Oiche Samhaine and Pangur.
“Stay in! Stay in!”
The dead cavort outside
No place for humans
Devilment and Diabhalaiocht abound
They’re crapping on Haws and Sloes and Damsons
Dead hordes back for an otherworldly stag night
Distracting us from the mundane
He alighted from the back of a van and decided to stay.
He was a big fellow, dark , long haired..
He built up a relationship with the family and dined occasionally with us.
He died weeks later, under the wheels of a tractor (Euro funded).
His feline promise unfulfilled.