Aonghus Fallon

Aonghus Fallon

53 years old
Male
Location
Dublin
Ireland
Current Status
...is lurking indoors, waiting for this horrible sunny spell to come to an end. Come back grey, rainy skies. I miss you.
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  • Are you a ...?
    Self-published author
    What genre do you primarily write in?
    Experimental fiction
    If you write in more than one area, what is your next most favoured genre?
    Horror
    Are your reading habits ...?
    Sophisticated
    Who is your favourite author(s)?
    Turgenev
    And your all time favourite books? (You can change these at any time, by the way ...)
    Smoke (Turgenev) Pride & Prejudice (Austen) Beyond Black (Mantel) The Master & Margarita (Bulgakov) 7 Gothic Tales (Dinesen) The Hobbit (Tolkien) Threshold (le Guin) Man in a High Castle (Dick) The Magician's Nephew (Lewis) Comet in Moominland (Jansson)
    What are your working habits when you write?
    Disciplined
    Are you the edit-every-sentence-ten-times type, or do you prefer to let rip?
    Ten times? Why so little?
    Your ultimate writing ambition?
    To produce a decent body of work.
    Your worst habit?
    A bit too fond of editing!
    Your opinion on the books industry?
    Too much celebrity and hype, but good books still get through
    Where do you write?
    In my study.
    What else do you want Word Clouders to know? eg: do you have 9 cats / like paragliding / eat nothing but tinned fish / work in the bath / live in Kettering?
    Live with my dog and girlfriend in Wicklow - 'the garden of Ireland'. Do a bit of plein air painting in my spare time.

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    Aonghus Fallon
    "Aonghus Fallon" commented on Caducean Whisks's Blog "The Purring Woman".
    It is infuriating. I remember one guy - a co-worker - who used to rate all the different types of muzak after the addresses in our book of suppliers according to general crappiness. Most of these companies have an online presence (ie, a customer ...
    1 month ago
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    Aonghus Fallon
    "Aonghus Fallon" commented on bazbaron's Blog "Rattling Cages".
    'What I'm saying here is that without an audience we are writing for ourselves.' Not sure if it's as black-and-white as all that Bazbaron. Clearly people on the site will read what you write. A small audience, but an audience nonetheless. Re ...
    2 months ago
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    Aonghus Fallon
    "Aonghus Fallon" commented on Aonghus Fallon's Blog "Aonghus Woke (after Stan Lee)".
    Thanks to everybody for their comments! Much appreciated.
    2 months ago
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    Iridium Dawn
    "Iridium Dawn" commented on Aonghus Fallon's Blog "Aonghus Woke (after Stan Lee)".
    Excellent! Really fun reading, Aonghus.
    2 months ago
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    Caducean Whisks
    "Caducean Whisks" commented on Aonghus Fallon's Blog "Aonghus Woke (after Stan Lee)".
    Lovely soliloquy on the dandelion. I love dandelions! So sunny, so happy, so interesting. And then the clocks come! If people had to pay for them at the garden centre, they might value them more, but we get them for free, and bah. They also ...
    2 months ago
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    sooty
    "sooty" commented on Aonghus Fallon's Blog "Aonghus Woke (after Stan Lee)".
    And an excellent excuse for buying arsenic. Although you would probably be found out in the end, as was that bloke in Hay on Wye who did his wife in many years ago (during the last century) but was good material for a tv prog.
    2 months ago
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    Newbie
    "Newbie" commented on Aonghus Fallon's Blog "Aonghus Woke (after Stan Lee)".
    I used to complain about dandelions (still do, but they don't listen). A friend from years ago said she loved them because the roots made great coffee and would I pass them onto her. I've moved and so have the dandelions. Who gave them my new ...
    2 months ago
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    mike
    "mike" commented on Aonghus Fallon's Blog "Aonghus Woke (after Stan Lee)".
    I like the gentle comedy of your poem. Nature took hold of my garden and a builder informed me that if I did not do anything about it, the house would fall down!
    2 months ago
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    Stephen Mark
    "Stephen Mark" commented on Aonghus Fallon's Blog "Aonghus Woke (after Stan Lee)".
    Or any plant which desires to dominate the available space in order to crush all incomers: a bully, in other words.
    2 months ago
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    RichardB
    "RichardB" commented on Aonghus Fallon's Blog "Aonghus Woke (after Stan Lee)".
    Lovely thoughtful piece. Let me add RichardB's definition of a weed: any plant growing where a human being doesn't wish it to grow.
    2 months ago
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    Stephen Mark
    "Stephen Mark" commented on Aonghus Fallon's Blog "Aonghus Woke (after Stan Lee)".
    Yes, Aonghus, highly gorgeous, but oh, dear God, do we suffer from the little blighters. Our 'perfect' lawn is, every year, infested and, if it's not the bloody moles, it's the little 'yellow flower'. And with an acre of lawn we get an awful, awful ...
    2 months ago
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    John Alty
    "John Alty" commented on Aonghus Fallon's Blog "Aonghus Woke (after Stan Lee)".
    Lovely poem.
    2 months ago
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    Aonghus Fallon
    "Aonghus Fallon" commented on Aonghus Fallon's Blog "Aonghus Woke (after Stan Lee)".
    Thanks very much everybody. It was very much on the spur of the moment - although I have a soft spot for dandelions, as I do for most weeds.
    2 months ago
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    Giselle
    "Giselle" commented on Aonghus Fallon's Blog "Aonghus Woke (after Stan Lee)".
    Your prose is gorgeous Aonghus, and puts forward a moral dilemna - why should we spend all that time ripping out something that flowers brightly and never goes brown, even when all else is parched and dried? I used to spend hours weeding them with ...
    2 months ago
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    AlanP
    "AlanP" commented on Aonghus Fallon's Blog "Aonghus Woke (after Stan Lee)".
    I read this first thing, but got distracted before I commented. I enjoyed it immensely, in particular the reach of some of the rhymes, such as Genuflection with Grand Direction. But I wonder where it blew in from. A host of golden dandelions.
    2 months ago

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  • Caducean Whisks
    by Caducean Whisks 3 years ago
    Thanks, Aonghus, Happy Writing for you, too.
  • Caducean Whisks
    by Caducean Whisks 4 years ago
    Happy Birthday for yesterday, Aonghus. See? I didn't forget :)
  • Caf
    by Caf 4 years ago
    Thanks AF
  • Caf
    by Caf 4 years ago
    I am disappointed, no wonderful wit, no crab stories, what's up Af??
  • Caf
    by Caf 4 years ago
    Uh huh.
  • Caf
    by Caf 4 years ago
    P.S. Like your new profile photo!
  • Caf
    by Caf 4 years ago
    Dear Aonghus

    Your comments about Bram and his nephew Barm are very funny, but as usual, poorly researched.

    Bram is actually an abbreviation of Bream. Bream Stoker was badly teased as child (obviously), that is why he shortened his name to Bram, and also why he held most women in such poor esteem, except of course the fabulous Madam Mina Harker.

    Mina Harker was modeled on a real life character, Claudette d'Offeece, a very famous circus performer. Her act included taking shorthand at fifty words per minute whilst galloping around the ring bareback on a white stallion, and also typing at forty words per minute whilst being swung round by her hair, fifty feet above the ground. It was during one of these performances that her famous 'traveler' typewriter slipped from the leather strap around her neck, and hit Bram's nephew, Neil on the head. Neil never fully recovered from the injuries he sustained, and that is why he was called Barmy Stoker, eventually shortened to Barm.

    Lov Cafx
  • Caf
    by Caf 4 years ago
    I'm sure Park staff do that on purpose. We had almost the exact same experience with a rhino, we had to reverse through a river crossing. Thank god Mr Caf was driving, I can't reverse or parallel park. When we told the staff they said the same thing, "Oh yes, he always does that." Well, thanks very much for the warning!!
  • Caf
    by Caf 4 years ago
    AF, I am so impressed, you are very observant, I wondered if you would pick up on old Barm!!

    I have also seen elephants in 'the condition' you described, it is uhm... impressive!

    Going to read up all the stuff on the Cloud I've missed. Cafxx
  • Caf
    by Caf 4 years ago
    Melvyn Peak! FO you old fart, you know what I meant! Dammit Shit!! Caf, are we friends yet??