katie harper garrett.
Katie Harper Garrett (she/her) writes about howls in the night and what’s burning in the kitchen. She is a student of English with Creative Writing at University College Dublin and has found temporary home in Amsterdam.Her short story, "Red", won overall in UCD’s 2021 Writing Fiction competition judged by Niamh Campbell. She was a Prose Submissions Officer at Gluepot in 2022 and an intern at the Amsterdam-based Sentimental Journal in January 2023, where she now freelances.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX some in from work,
dashing from taxi to bathroom with a quick-change skirt;
frames off the walls, tipped and nudged;
a parasol’d table with a cig carton; bodies in laps;
red acrylics to sink into scalp;
we sweat out the end of summer.
"For a month, we spoke of our country like a balloon let fly from an infant’s hand. There it goes. All that money for nothing. What a fun five minutes! We switched channels when the European forecast erred toward the Atlantic. We ate brioche and complimented the wooden window shutters on main street. We pretended we were not who we were until we forgot."