A few weeks ago I entered a writing competition for the Liberties Festival in Dublin. We were asked to write 50 to 300 words on ‘the theme ‘Liberties’ – either the concept of liberties or The Liberties area of Dublin, Ireland’.
I decided that was well within my writing range so I gave it a go. I didn’t win but then this happened,
‘We were bowled over by the entries and decided the only decent thing to do would be to let the world read some of the best pieces we received. And so our collection “Liberties: Flash Fiction from Ireland” was born’.
The Liberties is one of the oldest areas of Dublin situated in the heart of the city. Many years ago I did my community nursing there for a few weeks. The many wonderful characters I met during that time, the stories I was witness to and the humour and spirit of those living there have left a lasting impression on me. The stories within this ebook give a wonderful flavour of the Liberties.
If you would like to read my piece or the flash pieces chosen just click and download a most enjoyable read for free. Download here and enjoy.
24 thoughts on “Good writing news.”
What a sweet thing for them to do! And how nice for the authors and readers. I’m looking forward to the read. 😀
Yes it was a great consolation. I was delighted and good to read what others contributed.
congrats the book is yet to come
Maybe I’ll just study you a bit longer! Thanks Kelly.
Great stuff! Nice to be recognised and know your work has merit.
Thank you J.D small steps.
Good woman yourself, tric. Your pen and the page are in cahoots doing the biz. Must have meself a read of it.
Thank you. I admit I was chuffed. It’s a good exercise in confidence building. 🙂
Haha just read it – tis only brilliant me oul flower.
Glad you enjoyed it. I’ll say an oul prayer for ye. 🙂
Delighted for you – you captured a lovely moment beautifully and you deserved the recognition. Well done!
Thank you. You’re very good to take the time to read it.
Well done to you, Tric.
how wonderful and what a humane solution to all of the talent )
Congratulations on your publication! Yay!
Oh how wonderful and kind of them! Good for you! I’ll be happy to read it.
Very good, all the blogging that you do paid off big time. Very happy for you and all the other writers.
What! They collected all the entries and put them in a free ebook without asking? My goodness, I’ve heard of taking liberties but…
well done you !
How wonderful for them to do and good for you to enter, Tric! I know I’ll enjoy your entry!
I’ve downloaded it and am sending it to my kindle so I can read it comfortably there!