The Church Garden

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The Church garden in the town of Rosedale, County Mayo, in the Republic of Ireland has a secret... Warning: adult content. First draft almost finished.

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One

Submitted: September 28, 2016

One The group of women sitting in Camille Monaghan's conservatory were anything but remarkable, even if they were dressed in their Su... Read Chapter

Two

Submitted: September 28, 2016

Two It was seven a.m. and Gabby O'Connor was drinking tea in her kitchen in her little house on Glenmont Street.  It was a shabb... Read Chapter

Three

Submitted: September 28, 2016

Three When Clara Hughes entered Hughes' Bar, which she ran with her husband, Steven, he wasn’t happy.  They would open for lun... Read Chapter

Four

Submitted: September 28, 2016

Four Father Nick Cavanagh exited the Rosedale train station and looked around wearily.  It had been a four-hour journey from Dub... Read Chapter

Five

Submitted: September 28, 2016

Five The members of the Catholic Women's League were sitting in Clara Hughes' sitting room.  Camille was troubled that a meeting... Read Chapter

Six

Submitted: September 28, 2016

Six Norah Whelan entered her house and slammed the door shut.  After that she went to the kitchen and put the kettle on the stov... Read Chapter

Seven

Submitted: September 28, 2016

Seven The caravan that Colleen Clarke shared with her husband and four children was in a pasture on Dermot Toole’s farm.  He w... Read Chapter

Eight

Submitted: September 29, 2016

Eight Hannah Gallagher rushed home after her meeting with Colleen Clarke to start dinner, keeping one eye on the clock.  It was ... Read Chapter

Nine

Submitted: September 29, 2016

Nine "I found it!" Clara Hughes announced loudly in the Rosedale Public Library.   "Shhh," the librarian muttered from behin... Read Chapter

Ten

Submitted: September 29, 2016

Ten Daisy O’Malley had only a short while to fix herself up before she and some of the ladies went to visit Emma McMahon.  She... Read Chapter

Eleven

Submitted: September 29, 2016

Eleven Emma McMahon lived at the end of Shanaghy Lane in a well-tended house with a lovely front garden, despite reports that she was... Read Chapter

Twelve

Submitted: September 29, 2016

Twelve Margaret Quinn strolled through the front gate of the farm she shared with her husband, Mark.  She ambled up the muddy pa... Read Chapter

Thirteen

Submitted: September 29, 2016

Thirteen Camille, Susan, Mary, and Norah had a challenge the next morning.  They needed to convince Father Pat that the CWL need... Read Chapter

Fourteen

Submitted: September 29, 2016

Fourteen Camille Monaghan was leaning against her door, breathing heavily.  What have I done?  She couldn't stop thinking a... Read Chapter

Fifteen

Submitted: September 30, 2016

Fifteen Declan Monaghan was on his knees at the base of the altar, his head lowered and his hands clasped in prayer.  He had bee... Read Chapter

Sixteen

Submitted: September 30, 2016

Sixteen More witch than woman, Colleen Clarke fit into the overgrown Church garden perfectly - her spirit as carefree as the plants t... Read Chapter

Seventeen

Submitted: September 30, 2016

Seventeen Susan Breen arrived home with a bag of groceries in each arm, grateful she didn't have to work that day.  Richard said... Read Chapter

Eighteen

Submitted: September 30, 2016

Eighteen Anna Breen was as alright as she could be when the love of her life was choosing to lead the celibate life of a priest rathe... Read Chapter

Nineteen

Submitted: September 30, 2016

Nineteen Father Nick finally had the Church to himself and he was relishing every minute of it.  Father Pat hadn't given him the... Read Chapter

Twenty

Submitted: September 30, 2016

Twenty Days later, the ladies met Colleen Clarke in the wood.  They formed a circle around her and a tree trunk, upon which sat ... Read Chapter

Twenty-One

Submitted: September 30, 2016

Twenty-One Each of the ladies were in an acute state of distress the following morning.  Clara called Daisy and the ringing phon... Read Chapter

Twenty-Two

Submitted: September 30, 2016

Twenty-Two Fan McGrath was sitting next to her husband’s grave, staring at his headstone, wondering where she had gone wrong with h... Read Chapter

Twenty-Three

Submitted: September 30, 2016

Twenty-Three Colleen Clarke's lesson on how the ladies should interact with their fairies was confusing.  It was rather heathen ... Read Chapter

Twenty-Four

Submitted: September 30, 2016

Twenty-Four "You need to cleanse your auras to communicate effectively with your fairies.  By that I mean your spiritual centre,... Read Chapter

Twenty-Five

Submitted: September 30, 2016

Twenty-Five As fate would have it, Father Nick was given the chance to speak to Christine Monaghan shortly thereafter.  He arriv... Read Chapter

Twenty-Six

Submitted: September 30, 2016

Twenty-Six Mike McCullough was nervous as he sat in Camille Monaghan's sitting room with a cup of tea in hand, served to him in her b... Read Chapter

Twenty-Seven

Submitted: September 30, 2016

Twenty-Six Michelle Hay rushed home after the ladies' meeting with Mike.  The day was getting on and she shouldn't have stayed f... Read Chapter

Twenty-Eight

Submitted: October 12, 2016

Twenty-Eight The women were in the Church garden, carrying gifts for their fairies.   Many had packets of seeds, while others ar... Read Chapter

Twenty-Nine

Submitted: October 12, 2016

  Twenty-Nine Father Pat was letting Father Nick say Mass for the first time since arriving in Rosedale.  The problem w... Read Chapter

Thirty

Submitted: October 12, 2016

Thirty Declan had finished his exams and he was back in Rosedale for the summer.  His relationship with Anna was no better. ... Read Chapter

Thirty-One

Submitted: October 18, 2016

Thirty-One  Linda Garny was sitting at her desk rapping her varnished fingernails on the melamine top.  She was staring out... Read Chapter

Thirty-Two

Submitted: November 02, 2016

Thirty-Two   Hughes' Bar was busy.  Clara couldn't believe it.  Only a week had passed since she took Petal a packet o... Read Chapter

Thirty-Three

Submitted: November 17, 2016

Thirty-Three Redecorating The Rosedale Inn wasn't Betty's idea of a dream job, given its reputation.  Ed didn't approve of it ei... Read Chapter

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