About

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Hi, I’m Eilís Phillips, and I’m inspired by all writers of the fantastic, in particular by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Italo Calvino, Jorge Luis Borges, Peter Beagle, J. R. R. Tolkien, Isaac Asimov, a veritable bevy of nineteenth-century Gothic authors, and the fabulous ghost stories of  M. R. James. My initial ambition with this blog was to create 50 tales of fiction of varying lengths and styles in order to learn more about creative writing. I’ve enjoyed the journey immensely so far, so there’s every chance I might not stop at the 50 mark!

On this site you can take a peek at several pieces of my original short fiction, most featuring a supernatural slant. If you like musical accompaniment while you read, why not pop along to http://eilisphillipsmusic.bandcamp.com/

I also write factual pieces on occasion: I’m currently completing a PhD in History, and recently wrote this piece about the historical connection between pirates and the punishment of hanging in chains/gibbeting here on the Port Towns and Urban Cultures research group site.

You can read about my experiences as a synaesthete, here on my Everyday Synaesthesia blog, where I post short snippets about the day-to-day realities of living with the condition which makes my life so colourful.

Sincerest thanks to you for seeking out and supporting this site.
Please note, feedback is always welcomed!

All written material and images copyright of Eilis Phillips 2015 except when otherwise stated. No material on this site may be copied or reproduced without author’s permission. However please feel at liberty to share this site on a social network/blog/virtual space of your choosing!  Thank you kindly!

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5 thoughts on “About

  1. I love your taste in authors! I look forward to reading more of your work. Thank you for following my blog.

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