Patrick Clarke is a poet and songwriter currently studying English at Queen’s. Examples of his work can be found on his Facebook page and SoundCloud account.

Here’s Patrick’s 50 word short story followed by an interview:

‘Prepunsel (A Precursor to the Hero Narrative)’

The hero battles and slays to the top of the tower where she finds the mansel and frees him, having defeated the evil witch. He thanks her, they go their separate ways and the witch learns an important message about gender equality, resolving next time to kidnap the hero first.

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Recorded in the QR studio by Lucy Smith and her trusty sidekick Emmet McGonagle.