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Hugh Gately

Hugh Gately (he/him) is a writer from the West of Ireland. He writes scripts, stories, and songs, and studies Creative Writing at the University of Galway. He has previously been published in the UG Writer’s Society publication, The Dome, and Where The Meadows Reside (the latter of which first published this story, ‘The Gate’). His favourite animals are camels.

The Gate

You’re halfway over Quincentennial Bridge when the music stops. Your perfect fantasy comes to a gunshot halt, and you look at your phone as the battery dies and the screen fades to black. The world you were living in crashes down around you in an unholy, cataclysmic, millisecond apocalypse, and now it’s just you and the things you’re left alone

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