Read My First Short Story

Go easy on me – this was my first attempt at prose…

Today The Irish Times published two pieces to start their Book Club month celebrating The Good Son.

You can read the original 17 (not 15) year old story short story ‘What I Did On My Summer Holidays‘ which was the inspiration for the novel.

The second piece, Go Easy On Me, is a companion to the story, explaining the move from plays to prose and the evolution of the story into a novel. It also talks about using humour in dark situations and everyday swearing!

I hope you like them.