Brief Encounters is a collection of unique short stories, written specifically for reading aloud.
While this compilation is delightful to read to oneself, its true pleasure lies in reading it aloud to a friend or partner.
The art of writing short stories is exemplified in the collection through the detailing of characters; the way they behave, interact, and react to both the day-to-day and unexpected events that make up their lives. Each characters personality develops in a quick and subtle way to establish storylines that will surprise and intrigue both reader and listener.
Inspired by authors such as Anton Chekhov, Elizabeth Taylor and William Trevor, Edward scrutinises a wide spectrum of experiences and emotions in his stories that whilst unconnected in theme, are united in having an unexpected twist.
Anglo Irish by birth; brought up in England; childhood holidays in the West of Ireland. Later worked in Ireland, Spain and USA - at various jobs in the film industry, BAFTA award 1984 for editing - wrote two scripts for short films USA. Now work as designer and oriental carpet dealer, plus my real passion - writing short stories.