Caoimhín de Paor | Kevin Power
Writer of Short Stories | Flash Fiction | Poetry | Visual Poetry
Caoimhín is a writer from Cork Ireland, based in Edinburgh with his partner Cathy and a freeloader/kitten named Beamish. A geology graduate, the natural world usually trickles into his work in some way. His favourite mediums are flash fiction and screenplays, and visual poetry when feeling spicy.
- Arracht (review) - published online by Above The Line, June 2021
- We Traded Haunters (prose/poetry) - published in print in The Daily Drunk 'Nostalgic AF' anthology - June 2021
- Hound (Short Story/Fantasy) - published online in Be Nothing Club Issue #1 - Identity, March 2021
- Sirens (Flash Fiction) - highly commended in National Flash Fiction Day's 2021 microfiction competition, March 2021. Published in print in NFFD's 'Legerdemain' anthology, June 2021. Live reading performed on NFFD here.
- Inheritance (Flash Fiction) - published online in Fudoki Magazine, Feb 2021
- Relic (Review) - published online by Above The Line, Feb 2021
- Fortress Of Shadows (Short Story/Fantasy) - published in print in Darkstroke Books 'Dark Scotland' anthology, Jan 2021
- A Nope In The Night, Paris, 1897 (Flash Fiction) - published online by The Daily Drunk, August 2020
- Body (Visual Poetry) - published online in Teen Belle Magazine issue #2, August 2020
- Sable (Poetry) - published online by The Daily Drunk, July 2020
- Coill (Visual Poetry) - published online in EX/POST Magazine issue #1, July 2020
- Fairy (Short Story/Horror) - published online in Silk & Smoke Literary Magazine issue #2, July 2020
- Goosegrass (Flash Fiction) - published online by NationalFlash Fiction Day, June 2020
- Package Holiday (Screenplay) - progressed to 2nd round (top 8% of scripts) for Interconnected, BBC Writer's Room competition, April 2020
- Winner: Dancing Bear Books Twitter ‘Fairytale Flash Fiction Contest’, Feb 2020
- To Disappear (Flash Fiction) - published in print in Dancing Bear Books Little Book Of Fairytales, November 2019
- Wavemade (Poetry) - published in print in The Ampersand Project issue #1, August 2019
- Amongst The Mountains (Flash Fiction) - published online in Silk & Smoke Literary Magazine issue #1, June 2019
- Ecdysis (Visual Poetry) - published online in Honey & Lime Literary Magazine issue #3, June 2019
- Winner: Dancing Bear Books Twitter ‘Fairytale Flash Fiction Contest’, April 2019
My diary is currently open for events! If you would like to collaborate, please feel free to reach out via the links at the top of the page.
- Host: Flash Fiction Workshop w/ Jericho Writers, December
This interactive session will showcase the benefits of writing flash fiction. It will explore how flash is the perfect medium for beginners, and also how writing flash can enhance the skills of more experienced writers dealing with longer projects. We will use prompts and images to encourage participants to create and share pieces of Flash fiction during the session, and beyond.
"I knew nothing about flash fiction.
It seemed a strange and curious literary beast.
So I wandered somewhat unwittingly into this brilliant @kevinjuly workshop
and found it's a creative, liberating and challenging genre to write in.
I wrote two stories during the session,
what a way to play with words!"
- Rachel, Workshop attendee
"A fantastic short story, that weaves Irish and Scottish mythology perfectly together. I found it was quite a bittersweet ending"
"The thing that stands out in this story for me was Caoimhín's prose, which beautifully described each scene to the reader."
"Caoimhín has a wonderful skill in weaving myth, magic and legend around his characters yet exploring their human qualities within a fantastical world."
- Goodreads reviews for Fortress of Shadows, in Dark Scotland (full reviews here)
"The anthology opened with a story which truly showed how books can be a great source of comfort for whoever might be reading. To Disappear by Caoimhín De Paor was about a girl whose imagination conjures up a giant from one of her storybooks. Short and sweet with a strong take home message: stories have the power to help us escape to a world other than our own. Reading is truly amazing."
- 'Full of Bookish Wonder' on To Disappear, in Little Book of Fairy Tales (full review here)