Leaving the Body – “Leaving” Contest Winner

by Lisa Knopp

A woman enters the room and sits a basin of water on the bedside table. “I’m here to get your mother ready for the people who are coming to pick her up soon,” she says softly. My brothers and sister-in-law excuse themselves and head to the family lounge. I linger.


by Paddy Reid

In all his eleven years, Liam Bollard had never been away from Dublin. He really missed the sounds of Portside Street.