And so at last we come to February, the fifth month of 2023. Ed.
The Willesden Herald Story of the Month
February 2023: The Rings by Marion Urch McNulty
“In the hospital in Sligo Town, the undertaker’s assistant was bathing Bridget Ellen while her children were flying or sailing across the Irish Sea from scattered points throughout England. In trains and cars, others were nearer, Ignatius, the youngest of all of them, even had time for a drink.”
Marion Urch McNulty is an award-winning artist and writer. Her first novel Violent Shadows (Headline Review) was published in the UK in 1996. Her second novel An Invitation to Dance (Brandon 2009). Various short stories have been published in Ireland, England, Canada and the US. Her video works are held in galleries around the world and archived by the University of Dundee.
The Rings is part of a collection of short stories titled Of Love and Other Miracles which playfully subverts the lives of the saints.