'Beyond the rosebush, where the rest of the garden once stood, now opened into the great mouth of the sea.'
Yesterday The Irish Times published my short story, 'Compost.' A few hours after it went live Mary Berry was on the RHS Chelsea Flower Show on the BBC talking about iris roots. This is only significant if you read the story, which you can do here.
As I mentioned previously, this piece was inspired by my involvement in The Irish Writers Centre x Arts Council Northern Ireland writing project Xborders:Accord, when, in our first session, Professor David Landy gave a lecture on the erosion of Palestinian-occupied land in Israel. This talk urged me to consider the many foundations we construct around ourselves, and the deep emotional impact when things that seem certain and immutable suddenly and unexpectedly fall away...
RM Clarke is a writer and voiceover artist. She has written for various literary mags and anthologies and won awards. She has put her voice to most things she can think of.