Give Ireland Back to the Irish

Instead of attending the parade this year, the Deasy’s decided to take a leisurely boat ride on St. Patrick’s Day.

“While we’re here,” Tom reminded Eileen, “I can catch up on all my reading.”

“Remember it’s the centenary of the Easter Rising,” she noted.

“Starting on Easter Monday that year,” she stated, “Over the course of six days, the Irish Volunteers, the Irish Citizen Army, and Cumann na mBan, spent six days fighting to establish the Irish Republic.”

“This is a lot more interesting and a lot less stressful than a parade,” he replied. “Let’s do it again every year.”

Each week we write a hundred word story for Friday Fictioneers where Rochelle Wisoff~Fields is in charge. This week Rochelle has also supplied our photo prompt.



  1. I’ve always heard the battles for freedom in Ireland described as “the troubles”. It was a sad time for many. I don’t enjoy reading about modern battles. I do have an interesting book about the Battle of Gettysburg in the American Civil War. I’ve been to the site so understand it better. Visiting there was like going back in time. Hidious loss of life. Well done, Larry. —- Suzanne


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