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I have 28 stories published in 2 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 25325 times and 10 of my stories have been cherry picked.

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Brendan O'Neill

Brendan O'Neill is a Birmingham, UK based writer, producer and
director with a range of film projects in development.

In 2010 his Stickleback Production’s team won the 2 Weeks 2 Make It
music video competition. He was also selected for the Royal Court
Theatre’s Critical Mass playwriting scheme.

In 2011 he was selected for the Regional Producer Mentoring Scheme run
by Screen West Midlands. He was mentored by producer Rachel Robey
(London to Brighton, Skeletons, Better Things).

Since then as writer and producer in the Film Division collaboration he has
put together a number of large teams to make high quality 48 hour
competition shorts winning the UK parliamentary Film The House competition in 2015.

In 2013 he was selected for the 104 Films' Generator Emerging Producer
scheme. This involved attendance at the Edinburgh Film Festival and
meetings with Channel 4 and the British Film Institute. He was also
selected for the 2013 Screen Yorkshire Triangle scheme and the Irish
Film Board Catalyst scheme.

He has been published as a poet in various newspapers, magazines and
journals worldwide and is a full member of the Writers Guild of Great

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My stories


Sweet Thing

Drunk again, drunk before Knocking at an open door Giving you things to keep Things that I had buried deep Placing my heart in the traction Of...

The Waiting Room

Cracked walls demand that the silence within them Maintains itself, contains itself In this the Waiting Room A stubborn silence That pretends not to...

Liffey Swim

No parting crowds Only darkness Eternity to the bay Swimming out From bright harbour light Yearning sanctuary Like some contrite cetacean In the...

The Slide

In the dark of the park the slide sleeps At the bottom of the stairs a child weeps An African boy with stomach swollen An Angel in black His mouth...
Gold cherry

Journey to Minneapolis

Sun bright misty morning Coasting through the goods yards, yawning Into long necked bottles, Coffee cups. Blue smoke rings Catching words like...