For St. Patrick's Day weekend, a fantasy tale of Dublin, free to download: "Herself"

In the heart of Dublin, something is killing the People of the Hills — and it’s going to take Ireland’s only superhero to stop it…

Saint Patrick's Day is upon us, so here's a little something to help celebrate the occasion.

"Herself" was originally written for the 2004 anthology of Irish fantasy, Emerald Magic, and differs from most other stories in that anthology in that it's an urban fantasy, set in pre-economic-crash Dublin. It was a very different time, now looked back on in Ireland as often with a kind of loathing as with longing: and the story tells of a danger that walked the streets of the Fair City in those days, and how some of the town's more unusual residents dealt with it.

For the St. Patrick's Day Festival weekend  (March 17-21), "Herself" was available here for free download in a number of ebook formats. If you're reading this after March 21, 2016 and you're interested in reading Herself, you can pick up a copy of the anthology in which it appears, "Uptown Local" and Other Interventions.

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