The Green Man and The Fool - A Short Story by Brian Kirk - published in Fictive Dreams - October 17, 2021
Gateway to Brian Kirk on The Reading Life. Included is a wide ranging Q and A session on Ireland, short stories and more. There are links to nine short stories by Brian Kirk in my posts
I first encountered the work of Brian Kirk in March of 2013. Since then I have posted on nine other works by Kirk and was honored by his participation in a Q and A Session. Obviously I would not follow a writer so closely if I did not have great respect for their talent and insight.
My main purpose today is to let my readers know he has a new story that can be read online and to continue my voyage through his work.
This story focuses on a long married couple. The husband was a solicitor, they always lived in City but now are renting a home in the country. He has retired. They had one child, a son, who died quite young. The wife often wonders what he would be like if still alive. As most anyone long married knows time changes things, the passion of youth fades, if there are children they become the focus. There has been no sex in a long time in the characters marriage. The wife broods on the past more than the husband.
Kirk is a Master at depicting relationships. His prose is exquiste.
Brian Kirk is a poet, short story writer, playwright and novelist from Dublin, Ireland. His work has appeared in the Sunday Tribune, Crannog, The Stony Thursday Book, Revival, Boyne Berries, Wordlegs and various anthologies