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The Spanish aren’t Known for their Stationary

She was always seeking new experiences. Homesickness was her latest new experience. Recently, she realized she had never missed home in all her travels and life-embracing, not once. Had she been too in the moment? Was there nothing back home to miss? Had she not been gone long enough? Whatever the reason, homesickness would be… Read more »

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Enter CONTEMPT

He has so much dandruff on the shoulders of his sweater. She has this tendency to play up one drink like being a lightweight is the cutest thing in the world. The waitress’ smile. The barman’s jokes. The way he says stupid things like “server” and “flight attendant” as if he’s scoring points with her… Read more »

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Midnight Cereal

She keeps the cabinet stocked with the cereal he likes, by way of tempting him to spend more time at her place. It works. By their second summer together he has more or less moved in. Her roommate has a habit of labeling everybody’s food with a sharpie and this makes him want to eat… Read more »

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Irish Farmhouse – a Sketch

The farmhouse two miles out the Beach  road near Bantry belonged to a man named Jackie. The House was built tight against the road, or maybe before the road, and faces the North Atlantic with two fields between the house and a stone beach. Winter gales from the north and west produce waves powerful enough… Read more »

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“Si Non Oscillas, Noli Tintinnare” — 2013

This short short with a long long title  first appeared in the first edition of  Not Your Eyes in June 2013. Si Non Oscillas, Noli Tintinnare (‘If you don’t swing, don’t ring’ — inscription on the door of the Playboy mansion) Charles Daly Emile de Burgh upends a red cup full of his guests’ cigarette butts… Read more »

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Rejection Slips

Every ‘no’ gets you closer to a ‘yes.’ 

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‘Just Like a Goddamn Kid…’ New Fiction by Charles Daly

Charles Daly’s latest bit of short short fiction (with a long long title,) “Si Non Oscillas, Noli Tintinnare” (“If you don’t swing, don’t ring”––inscription on the door of the Playboy mansion)”, is out now in the debut issue of Not Your Eyes, a London based publishing house bringing us ‘the right words in the right place.’… Read more »