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Fiction in Spanish
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Fiction in Spanish

“Some time ago I got arrested and charged with three counts of first-degree murder”. The opening sentence of “Capsule” by Mateo García Elizondo cannot fail to grab the reader’s attention in a story that becomes a meditative take on existence, occasioned by a prisoner who is launched into space to […]

A pattern is a message
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A pattern is a message

Movements in space, series of moments tracked and traced, reveal constellations formed by the moments’ connections with one another.   Sean Sheehan   What comes into play are coordinates, iterations, adjacencies, parameters, ratios and the like; and, when the  variables are calculated and mapped,  underlying patterns in the movement of […]

On crossing a bridge
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On crossing a bridge

Kerri ní Dochartaigh, born in 1983 in Derry when the Troubles were continuing to inflict pain and suffering on the citizens of Northern Ireland, has good reason to reflect on loss and division.   Sean Sheehan   Her formative years were spent amidst a traumatic period of murderous violence and […]