Mary Bradford, a mother and an expert in hugging, is a published writer of short stories in magazines, newspapers and anthologies both in Ireland and internationally, mainly in the United States. Her novel 'My Husband's Sin', contemporary fiction, is with Tirgearr Publishing. She writes historical westerns and adult romance also. Mary too, writes plays and has seen her work both short-listed and performed.
Climate change brought seasons of unpredictability and
challenges. The giant green fir was not old, fifteen years at most, but tired.
It’s wide reaching branches battered by bullying winds and piercing rain. Its
roots deprived of firm soil to grip from the penetrating rainfall and so,
exhausted, it fell over. Another victim to the strength of winter’s many