A Wake in Portside

If anyone is dead around here, I’m sure we’ll find them. I move along Lower Ballast Street, with a quick gawk at the eight homes that make up Sailor’s Close. Sam is doing Pier Street, Windlass Row, and Fumbel Alley, while Con zigzags across both sides of Railway Place and Halyard Avenue. I lock my…

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Paddy Reid

Paddy Reid writes primarily about army deserters and their families. For three decades he campaigned for his dad, along with about 5,000 other Irish soldiers who fought for the English Army in WW2, to be officially pardoned by the Irish government. Paddy has written thirteen interconnected “Portside” pieces, hoping that all may someday be collected together in book form. His stories have been published previously in Primavera, Whiskey Island, Connecticut Review, Sou’wester, and others.

Brian Demers

Brian is a graduate of the Art Institute with a BA in Game Art and Design. Currently, he is a project manager for Electronic Arts. He prefers to work in ink.

First Featured In: No. 8, summer 2017

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