Welcome to our eight edition!




When the world falls down about us, or so it seems, we have no choice but to fight to stay on course. Around the world, so many of us have been fighting to have our voices heard amidst the unconscionable din emanating from where we expect equitable, considerate leadership. We try to remain on course, but so often get dragged into the foul waters of disrespect and othering. Through our words, rendered selflessly for all to share, we try to make sense of the darkness cast upon us.


We at Deep Water are grateful for your words. We feel honoured that you share them here. And we hope that in the sharing, others will find sense in the madness.








Eve O'Reilly   email: eve.oreilly (at) deepwaterliterary.com

Tom O’Reilly  email: tom.oreilly (at) deepwaterliterary.com
















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