A twelve-part fictional soap, Personal Services, as published in the Cork Echo in 2017.
I persuade him to slip out of his jeans… what a sight!
I see my tattoo every night, ‘De Oppresso Liber’, it says.
Another day, another client – then a bombshell remark.
The Garda takes his jacket off. ‘Shoes and all,’ I say…
I leave here feeling like a teenager, the Prof tells me.
‘Trust you?’ she sneers, ‘You aren’t even normal.’
A poisonous visitor, then Madge’s past is revealed.
Bridie starts to weep. ‘They want to put me in a home.’
Money woes, broken, TV… the guy was stressed out.
I was married once, but the kids don’t recognise me.
A final grumpy customer, then a blast from the past.
Madge’s past is laid bare, as a decorated US soldier