Brian Comerford


Resident in Ireland, Brian Comerford has written for the theatre, screen, audio dramas and poetry.

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Famine in Kilrush - An Inquiry
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,840. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2012 . Categories: Plays » European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, Plays » European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
December 1849, Kilrush, County Clare, Ireland. A Reporter has been despatched to investigate reports of distress and starvation. It is the period now known as The Great Irish Famine. There is no food, no shelter and the Board of Guardians, charged with relieving distress, have run out of money.
SUDEP - When Truth is the best option.
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,060. Language: British English. Published: October 29, 2012 . Categories: Essay » Sociology, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Diseases / nervous system (incl. brain)
SUDEP is the acronym for Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy. The Author's wife died suddenly as a result of Epilepsy. They were both aware of the risk of sudden death, having been so advised. When the Author attended a Seminar about SUDEP he was astounded to find that the risk is being concealed by Medical Personnel. He wrote this article which was first published in Epilepsy News.
True Life - The Soldier who Served Under Three Flags
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,230. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2011 . Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Biography » People of color
Clem Ryan, from Ireland, served in the Armed Forces of Ireland, Britain and the United States.He visited Hiroshima six months after the Atom Bomb. He provides a chilling first person account of that visit. He volunteered for service in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star for Meritorious Service. This is his story.
Short Story - Criminal Justice
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,620. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Living alone in an isolated cottage, Nora is brutally assaulted by three burglars. Will Nora receive justice, or will it be Criminal Justice?
Short Story - Marble City Gold
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,100. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Humorous, Fiction » Coming of age
National Award-Winning short story in which Whispering Jack tells how Riddles O'Reilly took him on an Irish Mystery Tour.
Short Story - Crushed
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,090. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance » General, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Chick Lit
Sabrina's first love. The awakening, the yearning and the longing. Then - a shattering discovery.
Short Story - Natural Selection
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,030. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Horror » General
"They're watching me! Even when I have my back to them I know they're watching me. It's just jealousy. They don't understand! I'm the one who understands. Their puny minds just don't understand genius. I've studied genius. They say that a hairsbreadth is the dividing line between madness and genius." A disturbing first-person exploration of insanity masquerading as genius. Read on..
Short Story - Biddy's Tongue
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,080. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » European
Biddy McKone ruled the village of Toorawn with her tongue. Such was the fear generated by the merest hint of an off-the-cuff remark from her that if Biddy McKone was ever discussed, precautions were taken. No more than two persons would discuss her. Never on the street. Usually in a house with just the two occupants. Most likely in a locked room with nervous glances...just in case.
Audio Drama Script - Countdown to Meltdown
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 7,470. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American, Fiction » Holiday » Humorous
Mike Masters is on his first day as anchorman at CMN News TV Studio in Atlanta, Georgia. Professor Jeff Harman announces live on air, that a comet will devastate north-eastern USA in less than 30 minutes. He has already notified the White House and the President has fled on Air Force One, leaving behind the Vice-President and Major Fenton, the holder of the nuclear codes briefcase. Chaos ensues.
Short Story - Prophetic Nightmares
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,390. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American, Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical
Sara Elgood, resident in Washington D.C., is prone to dreadful nightmares that have foreshadowed appalling events, usually relating to her family. However, on the night of April 13th 1865, her nightmare features the shooting of the President, Abraham Lincoln, at a building with the name, Ford. Next day, April 14th,she decides to warn Mr. Lincoln of impending peril.
Laughter in Court - Percy French v West Clare Railway
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,430. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2011 . Categories: Nonfiction » History » European, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor & satire
Travelling entertainer, Percy French, sued the West Clare Railway, when, due to his delayed arrival in Kikee, the audience for his entertainment had left the Concert Hall. This dramatisation was performed to hysterical acclaim by the Corofin Dramatic Society in Ennis Courthouse. It is dedicated to the memories of producer, Haulie Lafiffe and Paddy Browne, who played the Judge.
The Fair Sex
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 270. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2011 . Categories: Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
A wry ode to women.
Normal but Different
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,270. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Educational, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Mark Chatto is an eccentric property tycoon. His doctor diagnoses, his mother manages and an employee recognises that his condition is Asperger's Syndrome. They are the few persons who understand him properly
Laughter in Court - The Case of Mary Anne Butler
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,280. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2011 . Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor & satire, Nonfiction » True Crime » Nonviolent
Mrs. Butler was kicked by an ass on the (ahem) at Ennis Railway station platform. She sued. This is a dramatisation of the court case. What transpired was a master-class in perjury, a seminar in deceit and an intoxication of entertainment.
Lines of Communication
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,850. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » European
Award winning short story in a national competition organised by the the Electricity Supply Board of Ireland. The competition commemorated the Jubilee of the Irish Rural Electrification Scheme.

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