A Quarter Glass of Milk details the twelve months after mountain runner Moire O'Sullivan's husband, Pete, took his own life, leaving Moire with a stark choice: to weep forever over the glass of milk that had just spilt or to get on with the quarter that was still remaining.
'The process of entrapment was quick and, in full view of my family and team-mates, I became a prisoner - bullied, manipulated and abused. So complete was Gibney's control of me, that not only could I not see a way out, it didn't even occur to me to look for one.'
While Ireland (like much of the rest of the world) was in lockdown in Spring and Summer 2020, we scratched our heads and wondered what to do to help lift people's spirits. We decided to join forces with Irish Pensions & Finance and run a competition celebrating Irish people's love of a good story - and a good laugh.
A giant crane appears at the back windows of a residential street, its red 'eye' overlooking lives on the other side of the glass where Susan Wicks writes searchingly about our ordinary existence, its serendipities and unreliable sense-impressions. By the time the crane leaves, the landscape we knew will have changed and we too will have moved on.