Inteachán – Book One: The Song of the NotBeSpeak 1: 22 ‘A Gentle Sigh’

Inteachán squeezes past the web to reach the altar from behind. She reaches towards the box. Something stirs in the darkness. A gentle sigh. Inteachán knows this sound. ‘Fomhóire,’ she says softly to herself. ‘I’d better be quick.’ She gently lifts the box and places it in her rucksack. The sigh is getting louder now. […]

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Inteachán – Book One: The Song of the NotBeSpeak 1: 9 ‘Cataclysm’

‘Every infection needs a host,’ said Mac, ‘and the NotBeSpeak need the biggest host of all; the world.’ ‘How do we stop them?’ asked Inteachán. ‘How do you stop them,’ Mac corrected her. ‘I am old and my days of fighting inter-dimensional demons intent upon cataclysm are long gone.’ ‘How do I stop them?’ ‘They […]

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Inteachán – Book One: The Song of the NotBeSpeak 1: 8 ‘The What-be-Speak?’

It was growing dark outside. Inteachán pulled the curtains over the window. In the orange glow of the lamp Mac looked even more ancient than normal. Inteachán sat down on the small footstool in front of the fire. ‘What are the What-Be-Speak?’ she asked. ‘Not ‘What,” Mac replied, ‘but Why.’ He looked into the distance. […]

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Inteachán – Book One: The Song of the NotBeSpeak 1: 7 ‘A Sighing Sound’

Everyone said that it was a gas leak that caused the explosion that destroyed No. 23 Wolseley Close but Inteachán and Professor Mac an Bhaird know better. ‘Do you remember hearing anything just before the explosion?’ asked Mac. ‘Think carefully.’ ‘I think I remember a sighing sound,’ replied Inteachán. ‘Like a sigh that got louder […]

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