Green Ireland, a new story

Sometimes when envisioning, discussing and writing about “foreign” lands and unfamiliar cultures, it is difficult to escape the traps of exoticization and ethnocentrism, particulary when all we know about the foreign land or culture in question is what we’ve imbibed from television, books, the internet and other media. To avoid this pitfall, it is usually prudent, time and finances permitting, to physically visit that place and culture—to experience these things firsthand. That is why, before sitting down to write one word of my latest flash fiction piece, “Green Ireland,” I spent two decades in Ireland taking detailed sociological, anthropological, and topographical notes.

The story was published at The Mustache Factor. Read it here: Green Ireland

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~ by Douglas Hackle on October 11, 2011.

One Response to “Green Ireland, a new story”

  1. I would very much like to go on vacation to this wonderful magic country!!!!

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