‘Hi Jean, haven’t seen you for ages. Where’ve you been?’
‘I’ve been to see my brother in Cwmbran.’
‘The farmer? Didn’t he get married last year?’
‘Yeah, the silly old sod. Eighty years a bachelor and suddenly he decides he wants an heir to leave his farm to. And he was so obsessed by it he went and married a twenty year old girl. Then he’s asking us for advice on the fastest way to get her pregnant. Get a fit young lodger in, we joked. And he did. Can you believe it?’
‘So how is he doing?’
‘Well, when I got there today he was buzzing like a cat on a hot tin roof. He couldn’t wait to tell me his wife is pregnant. “Oh,” I said. “What about the lodger, you know, what does…?”
Well, he gives me this sly grin and says, “Actually, she’s pregnant as well!”
Published by Brendan Gerad O'Brien
Born in Tralee, Co Kerry, I now lives in Wales.
As a child I spent his summer holidays in Listowel, Co Kerry where my uncle Moss Scanlon had a Harness Maker’s shop which was a magnet for all sorts of colourful characters. It was there that my love of words was kindled by the stories of John B. Keane and Bryan MacMahon, who often wandered in for a chat and bit of jovial banter.
I started writing short stories based on those characters and had twenty published in various anthologies and eMags over the years. I’ve now self-published them in a collection called Dreamin’ Dreams which is available through Smashwords.com and Amazon.com, and also as stand-alone items through the same medium.
My first novel, a thriller set in Wales during WW2 called
Dark September is published by Tirgearr Publishing.
Gallows Field is my second thriller and set in Ireland during WW2, and is self-published with Amazon and Smashwords.com
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