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Kaya Ketter’s ‘Moving Day’ earns her first place in the Under-18 category at the Bloomsday W...

Kaya Ketter's moving account of Moving Day earns her the first place in the Under-18 category at the Bloomsday Writing Competition 2020. It happens every couple of years: move out day. My room is bare, everything is packed away ready to be shipped off to my new life. Maybe my bags are prepared to move but I’m not. My life is h...

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Raphaël Courouble is the winner of the Bloomsday Writing Competition in the Under-13 category

Raphaël Courouble's poignant  story of a dying soldier earns him the first place in the Bloomsday Writing Competition 2020 in the Under-13 category. Diary of a Dying Soldier Shame. The feeling trapping me was maybe the most intense a human could go through. This bitter dishonour made me feel at the mercy of my feelings and unwo...

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Michelle Walshe’s evocative writing on Skellig Michael earns fourth place at Bloomsday 2020

Michelle Walshe's redolent essay on Skellig Michael evokes 'gorgeous atmosphere and sense of place.' As the sun rises, Skellig Michael is thrown into shadow, its black, hulking silhouette reminiscent of an iceberg dislodged from its frozen roots that has travelled far from home to settle off this jagged coastline on the southw...

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Joan O’Shea Talphezian’s powerful story is placed fifth at the Bloomsday Writing Competition 2020

Joan O'Shea Talphezian brings alive the drama of a young refugee making the terrifying crossing in this forceful, emotional story. Endless  violent circles. There is nothing in the chill morning to hint that this day will be different. Yet, there is nothing ordinary or usual either. The air is  filled with the pungent smells of...

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Majella Cullinane’s Longest Day, Shortest Night is Runner-Up at the Bloomsday Writing Competition 2020

A 'humorous and moving story about a mother’s love for her faraway son,' Majella Cullinane's powerful story is runner-up in the adults category of the Bloomsday Writing Competition 2020, organised by the Embassy of Ireland and Athens Insider. The judges described her writing as 'beautiful, natural prose in a powerfully convincing voice th...

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James Russell wins third prize winner at the Bloomsday Writing Competition 2020

James Russell's uncanny ability to inhabit the fears and pleasures of a 7-year old boy  earns him third place  in the Adult category of the Bloomsday Writing Competition 2020 organised by the Embassy of Ireland and Athens Insider. The judges described his writing as 'a considerable feat, to take us inside the mind of a child, with its yea...

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Finn Brannigan’s ‘Wish Flowers Wouldn’t Bloom-sday’ wins second place in the Under-18 catego...

Finn Brannigan's infectious account of an allergy-ridden day earn him the runners-up spot in the Under-18 category at the Bloomsday Writing Competition 2020. Wish Flowers Wouldn’t Bloom-sday The dream comes to an abrupt end. By force of habit, I keep my eyes squeezed shut. I know for a fact that opening them, even slightly, wil...

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Third prize at the Bloomsday Creative Writing Competition 2020 in the Under-13 category goes to Felix Wahlströ...

Felix Wahlström's evocative story of a sheep thief condemned to death earns him the third place at the Bloomsday Writing Competition 2020 in the under-13 category. The Last Day of the Sheep Thief It was the eighth of June 1854 in Co. Galway. The previous day a young man called M was sentenced to be hanged for sheep stealing. In...

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Luke Barry earns second place in the Under-13 category of the Bloomsday Writing Competition 2020

Luke Barry's adventure-packed story earns him the second place in the Under-13 category of the Bloomsday Writing Competition 2020. Sunrise 6 am The sun rose majestically through the savannah. A pride of lions took full advantage of the shade of a tree before its broad leaves withered in the heat of the sun. The roaring sound of...

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