The Black Boar – an Torc Dubh

Tales of the Dark Stone 7 minute read

Frank Kelly’s wife is dying. Pulled from her bedside to investigate the disappearance of young girls from his home village, he works to track down what he believes to be a murderer. But what would he be willing to do to keep his wife alive?
Below is a first draft of the prologue to this story. The story is set in the village of Carrickavraghad on the shores of Carlingford Lough in 1950's Ireland.

The Múghdhorna came from a land of oak and hazel covered drumlins, dotted with lakes, abundant with fish and game.  The villagers . . .

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My name is Liam Robertson. I live with my four children in the village of Rostrevor. I had a wife, Niamh, but she died not that long ago. Most days you will find me writing code to feed my family. Most nights I write prose and poetry to prick and prod that ragged tear loss leaves behind.
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