The Well

They had been languishing there for an indeterminable amount of time. “The water has leaked into my shoes”, came a voice from the right. “I know”, replied a bored voice from the left. “How can you know?” “Well, because you just told me” “Yes, well, you responding ‘I know’ to a fact I just told…

Border Aesop

In the archaeological department of NUIG, it was believed that you had not truly earned your stripes as a field archaeologist until you had had at least one near-death experience whilst on a dig. Some senior staff members had lived long enough to have had several. Brendan Herlihy, a tenured lecturer in environmental archaeology, sported…

Drive-Thru

There’s a city I know where the river flows fast And the cars do the same as they hurry on past The boarded-up windows of grimy old inns And corners that stink of the dullest of sins No railings or fences are built in this town Though we all know, come autumn, the children will…