Author Archives: cahir mcdaid

Why so Siri-ous?

Paul scooped up his phone and rattled in his four digit pin swiftly and smoothly. A light blue hue emitted from the blank screen. ‘That’s weird’, he thought. ‘Where the hell are my apps?’ Paul pressed the circle button and … Continue reading

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Clocks Go Back

What you are about to read are partial excerpts from witness statements recorded on 31st October 2004. It was Hallowe’en and the official end of British Summer Time (BST). TRANSCRIPT 1: Witness 1. Mr James ‘Jim’ Anderson. Age: 72. MR … Continue reading

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D.U.S.T. (Dept. of Universal Saints and Theologians)

The italic handwriting was inked on the far wall in giant lettering. It took up pretty much the entire space and was readable from almost everywhere on the open-plan office floor. It read: ‘Remember you are D.U.S.T. and unto Dust … Continue reading

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A rush of blood to the head

As far as first dates go I thought it went absolutely brilliantly. It was the first first-date I ever had and it was definitely a good one. A really, really good one. Cindy’s profile said she liked natural history and … Continue reading

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A Kind Face – a play on the ‘Backseat’ Urban Legend

This is a sick joke, right officer? God, I really need to get home. I work a shitty job, you know. And – what is it now – It’s 2.04 in the morning and I have to be back in … Continue reading

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Recorded for posterity

“I won’t apologise so you can forget that. To apologise you have to be sorry and I just don’t feel sorry. I am a mother first and foremost and a mother’s principal role is to care for her child. Everything … Continue reading

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A New Reality (Nick’s Story Pt 2)

“Daddy, you look funny. Are you feeling okay?” Nick looked at his daughter, looking back at him. Her eyes were wide and caring and she wore a quizzical frown. She tilted her head slightly and the sunshine lit up her … Continue reading

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