Short Stories

Cathy has written many short stories for charitable anthologies, magazines and two for adult literacy initiatives (Quick Reads and Open Door). Here are the main anthologies Cathy has contributed to. Please note some of these stories are now available in Christmas Magic.

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Mum's the Word

Thirty-Five Women
Thirty-Five Mothers
Thirty-Five Extraordinary True Life Tales
Ireland’s top women writers share their real life experiences in one amazing book.

Thought-provoking, shocking, funny, sad and searingly honest, some of Ireland’s finest writers have poured their hearts onto the page in this astonishing collection.

With incredible tales of motherhood by Cathy Kelly, Anne Enright, Julie Parsons, Sinead Moriarty, Martina Devlin, Kate Thompson, Kate Holmquist, Marita Conlon-McKenna and Morag Prunty amongst others, this collection is a stunning testament to the modern day mother-child bond and what it really means to be a mother.

Including an introduction by Jenny Kelly and Mairead Farrell from Today FM; and a heart-rendering story from Saffa Musleh, winner of the Ireland Am/Mothercare writing competition, this book will make you laugh, cry and most of all, understand the true meaning of motherhood.

The authors have kindly donated 100% of their royalties to cystic fibrosis research at the National Children’s Hospital, Tallaght.