I originally planned on reading the first chapter before bed, but before i knew it i was on chapter 8, eager to finish this gorgeous story. I genuinely couldn’t put it down! The characters were so familiar to me, like I was reading about a friend or a loved one, it really was a pleasure to get tangled up in their adventures alongside them. I would highly recommend this to anyone looking to get lost in a well written, perfectly concise short story. I assure you, you won’t be dissatisfied.
THE THING ABOUT SPACE, THE DEBUT NOVELLA FROM SHAUN POWELL.
When Clare surrenders the spare-room in her Dublin apartment to Bunker, an online marketplace for lodgings and homestays, she doesn’t think much of the fleeting guests that come to stay. In fact, she does her best to avoid them.
Struggling to finish her sophomore novel, and lumbering through life in the wake of an unimaginable tragedy, Clare has lost her way.
But when Zoe, a mysterious and magnetic young woman from Belfast, checks in, Clare can’t help her curiosity, and it’s this unexpected encounter that will lead her on an extraordinary night around The Fair City – a night that will change Clare’s life forever.
THE THING ABOUT SPACE is a striking story about love, loss and friendship, and all the space in-between. Composed entirely in lockdown during the Covid-19 Pandemic, the novella is the debut release from Shaun Powell, an Irish writer who has previously garnered close to ONE MILLION READS online with his earlier work.
This will break your heart before fixing it again! The Thing About Space is a story about love, loss and everything in between. It follows a pair of girls on a night out in Ireland’s capitol city, Dublin. They drink, they dance, they have a fairly regular night out, however, full of grief and tragedy, Shaun Powell manages to capture the stages of grief astoundingly well and opens a window into what becomes of a person when they experience something unbelievably heart-breaking and are struggling to pick up and collect the ruins and how sometimes the people we meet in our darkest moments can be the ones to help find the last, remaining pieces of ourselves.
This is a five star story, and ill fight anyone who disagrees -UK Amazon Review
Shaun Powell The first story I ever wrote was about a trip to Hollywood with my family – I was seven years old. My mam proudly displayed it on the fridge and thus began my passion for writing and sharing.
In a small town in Ireland, with a population just shy of 3000, I spent most of my adolescence writing unsolicited short stories in my room, submitting them excitedly to my English teachers for critiques and validation. One swore I’d be an author one day – another thought I was a nuisance but we won’t get into that – but it wasn’t until I started publishing online that the idea of a career in writing really became an aspiration.
I quickly amassed close to one million collective reads online and since then have begun work on my debut novel, Volatile States. In the meantime, I will be releasing a series of novellas, the first being “The Thing About Space.”