1st Place: ‘You and I’ by Niamh Busby

I saw you on the train yesterday.  I haven’t seen you since junior school; since GCSEs and the endless clouds of Linx and stifling assembly halls. Maybe that’s why it took me so long to recognise you, to actually see you. Ten years can change people in many ways but you more than most, youContinue reading “1st Place: ‘You and I’ by Niamh Busby”

2nd Place: ‘When The Mugs Don’t Match’ by Abbie White

There was something extra-terrestrial about the blue in his veins and the unsymmetrical bruising of his hand. As a child it made me squeamish, awaiting his papery skin to pucker above the cobalt seams and sprout an inky blue that would stain our hands. As the years stubbed out the futuristic blue of his bloodContinue reading “2nd Place: ‘When The Mugs Don’t Match’ by Abbie White”

3rd Place: ‘War’ by Mary Coleman

Galway’s pavements were melting. 99s in every hand and the air was thick with the smell of factor 50. Everyone was diving from the Blackrock tower, building sandcastles and talking about football. Everyone except me. It had been a few weeks since I’d had contact from any of the lads. And it would be aContinue reading “3rd Place: ‘War’ by Mary Coleman”

Morning Coffee 2022

The Morning Coffee Writing Competition was created in 2020 in association with Sonder Magazine to fundraise for the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre. For those who aren’t aware of their services, the RCC offer a free, confidential listening and support service for women and men who have been sexually abused at any time in their lives.Continue reading “Morning Coffee 2022”

Winner: ‘A Letter to my Plastic Daughter’ by Ruth Atkins

“Plastic,” the doctor repeated sternly. “In the placenta.” His voice was a low bass rumble, barely audible over the machines. The midwife ceased sliding her jelly over me. I lay tense, my fingers clenched beneath my buttocks, my moon-belly rising, convex and white above the bed. It was unseasonably warm, and inside me, your kicksContinue reading “Winner: ‘A Letter to my Plastic Daughter’ by Ruth Atkins”

Runner Up: ‘The Sound’ by Rachel Handley

We didn’t realise, at first, that the plants were singing. We mistook the sound for a scream. Each day the noise increased. A news channel quickly made a gimmick filled segment on local plant sounds – The Sounds of Towns – and people would send in recordings. It took longer for the city folk toContinue reading “Runner Up: ‘The Sound’ by Rachel Handley”


Does anyone know what happens to those seeds in the corner? Yeah, the avocado  seeds. They’ve honestly just been sitting there for the last five months since I moved into this  apartment. They stare out at the kitchen: dry, cracking eyeballs, patient and biding their time.  I know you’re supposed to put them in waterContinue reading “Runner Up: ‘I HONESTLY DON’T KNOW IF THE CORRECT TERM IS SEEDS OR STONES’ by Deirbhile Brennan”

The Panorama Flash Fiction Contest 2022

The Panorama Flash Fiction Contest was set up in 2021 to invoke a sense of community. In a time where we must stay far apart, writing can bring us together while conveying a wide panorama of human experiences. Join us on Wednesday 27th April at 7pm to find out the winners of this year’s contest.Continue reading “The Panorama Flash Fiction Contest 2022”

1st Place: ‘A Bit Odd’ by Claire Gleeson

You can’t think about it too much, or it’ll drive you mad. That’s what Eleanor feels about space, or the age of the earth, or the fact that there are parts of the ocean floor that lie more than ten thousand metres below the surface. There are some concepts the human brain just isn’t supposedContinue reading “1st Place: ‘A Bit Odd’ by Claire Gleeson”

2nd Place: ‘Rain Arch’ by Jessica Grene

He is grasping for the word for the thing in the picture. The colours in the sky when the rain and sun meet. He knows it, but fog swirls in his mind. It’s rain something… it is arch? He can’t tell if that sounds right. It frightens him that he can’t find the word.  It’sContinue reading “2nd Place: ‘Rain Arch’ by Jessica Grene”