When people think of star-crossed lovers, their minds tend to gravitate to Romeo and Juliet, the famed couple of Verona whose family’s distaste towards one another sought to drive the two lovers apart. As we all know, the Montagues’ and Capulets’ hatred only drove Romeo and Juliet closer. Yes, they were close for the briefest … Continue reading “A Morbid Christmas to All” by Seán Tate
This was going to be my first Christmas in a relationship. I couldn’t believe we had managed to last five months between my vocation as a Sárchumhachtaí, and Tag’s career as a PI. We’d had several dates interrupted, nights cancelled and yet we survived. Now I had the terrifying goal of picking out the perfect … Continue reading “12 Days of Christmas” by Quinn Clancy
The dining car was silent as Detective Inspector Mary Christmas of the Polar Police entered. She glanced at the assembled passengers, swallowing nervously as she paced through the broad aisle. I’m pretty sure I know who it is. But I need to keep them busy until the search is done…
By Quinn Clancy There’s a strange and all too common occurrence for Irish readers when they’ve picked up a lot of urban fantasy. They’ll be enjoying the book, fascinated by the various takes on mythology and fantastical spirits when suddenly they’ll come to a part where an Irish creature or person will start speaking their … Continue reading Gaelic vs Gaeilge
By Ellen Brickley Leonardo da Vinci was punk. Bear with me. He was born outside of wedlock and received little formal schooling. Apprenticed to master painter Verrocchio, legend has it that the master laid down his paintbrush when he saw how well Leonardo had painted the robes of an angel in The Baptism of Christ … Continue reading Clockpunk
By Quinn Clancy I love talking about craft; structures, beats, tips, and tools. I can bore the best of people with my talk about it, but I’ve been advised that probably isn’t the best way to make friends. So I’ve been advised to try blogs to let it all out. Today I want to bring … Continue reading Sentence Craft
By Ellen Brickley Decopunk is one of the more glittery punk genres, inspired by the technological innovation and decadence of the interwar period of the twentieth century. Some writers consider Decopunk a subset of Dieselpunk, which focuses on the same time period but deals with the heavier tech of locomotives, early air travel, machine guns, … Continue reading Decopunk
Róisín Tuohy currently lives in Waterford and works in the motor industry when not writing. She has worked in journalism and has had short stories published in a number of anthologies. She hopes to finish a novel someday and not have it live in a drawer forever more. Róisín has been a member of Cupán Fae for 4 years and has contributed to the Fiercepunk anthology.
Colm Dodd is an engineer by day and a writer by night, originally from Bray in Co. Wicklow. He first contracted the writing bug in primary school with the Write-a-Book competitions. His writing mostly touches on the sci-fi, fantasy, crime, and post-apocalyptic genres. Colm has been a member of Cupán Fae for 2 years and has contributed to Cupán Fae Anthologies: Fierce New World and Fiercepunk.
Paul Carroll is a writer and comic creator from Dublin. His work primarily focuses on the extraordinary, be that through magic, science or just downright chaotic. His obsessions include tea, foxes and spreadsheets. He is a founding member of both Limit Break Comics and Cupán Fae. He has contributed to Cupán Fae Anthologies: Dublin's Fierce City, Fierce Mighty, Fierce New World, Fierce & Proud and Fiercepunk.