‘Galway Sinking’ by Claire-Lise Kieffer

Successfully combines a sort of Irish magical realism with climate dystopia (and a nod to recent history reminiscent of scenes from New Orleans after Katrina) in a tale of what happens when Galway Bay is flooded, and a “hold-out” community grows up around the disaster zone. In addition to the intriguing plot and premise, lovely precise descriptive writing and convincing characterisation won me over. 

First published in Seaborne Magazine, Issue 2: October 2021. Buy the issue here