Wow, she’s beautiful.

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes. Marcel Proust.


Peter and Paul are young students  on a college night out. This what Peter sees. This is what Paul sees.


Peter: Wow she’s beautiful.

Paul: Wow she’s beautiful.


Peter: She’d never dance with me.

Paul: I’m going to ask her to dance, what have I got to lose?


Peter: I’d look a fool if she said no.

Paul: Wow, glad I asked.


Peter: My so-called friends would only laugh at me.

Paul: My friends will be so jealous.


Peter: What would I have to say to her?

Paul: She’s really easy to talk to.


Peter: Anyway she’d never go off with me or out with me.

Paul: I’m going to ask her out in a minute, God, she smells nice.


Peter: Should probably think about asking somebody in my own league to dance. In a minute, I’ll have another drink first.

Paul: Mmmm, she really knows how to kiss.



Novelist, short story writer, essayist, sports writer. Crime novel: Whatever it Takes due out 31 July 2020. The First Sunday in September, debut novel, published in 2018. Mercier Press, Stinging Fly, Irish Examiner, Irish Times,, Holly Bough, Honest Ulsterman, Quarryman, Silver Apples.

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