Everybody’s Happy

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Eight short stories about art, shadows and self, coming 7 May 2021.

Creighton’s second short story collection introduces us to a gallery owner who worries her husband will leave her for a doppelgänger; an artist whose creativity is blocked by intense fear on a retreat; a would-be writer who opens a PO Box to gather other people’s letters to God; two mothers with guilty secrets; a young student contemplating suing a lecturer for boring her into deep slumber; a geologist travelling the earth to find herself; and a woman who flies home to bury her dead uncle, only to end up in a compromising situation.

Creighton blends satire with the unsettling. Tenderness with humour.

This collection was completed with the support of the ACNI’s SIAP funding.