Monday, 21 March 2011

STORY LIVE AT NECESSARY FICTION

 
Marcella Brown

As the current writer-in-residence, California-based Irish writer Ethel Rohan is hosting a month-long series of Irish writers at Necessary Fiction. My story 'By Ballytrasna' appears there today. Other writers featured have included Eimear Ryan and Nessa O'Mahony. All the links are there for readers to browse.

My story is about an artist with secrets. What other kind of artist is there, I ask myself? I hope you like it a little. It was inspired by words told to me by my good friend, artist, writer and journalist Marcella Brown. Thanks Marcy!

8 comments:

eimearryan said...

Love it, Nuala! The name Verona, the "unchristian figure" line, the descriptions of painting. Gorge.

WOMEN RULE WRITER said...

Thanks a millo, Eimear. And huge congrats to you on your most recent triumph. I feel proud of you - like a dotty old auntie!

Rachel Fenton said...

I love the symbolism and the visuals I got reading it.

The thing about artists and their secrets is that they are the worst people at keeping them - they go painting them all over the place - if only you could read their language!

Where she tells her son to look at the painting, really look at it - that resonates!

Going to read it again, now!

WOMEN RULE WRITER said...

Thansk for reading, Rachel, I appreciate it, and for your thoughts. Valuable from a writer/artist. N x

Orfhlaith Ni Chonaill said...

Fabulous story, Nuala, and a great picture of Marcella!

WOMEN RULE WRITER said...

Thanks a million, Órfhlaith - inspired by your lovely home! N x

eimearryan said...

Hahaha! You're not a dotty old auntie, you're my fancy esteemed writer-friend. ;) Thanks!

WOMEN RULE WRITER said...

'Fancy' - ooh err. Hee hee :)