Ploughshares Solos: A Death In The Family

Billy O’Callaghan’s short story, A Death In The Family, has been released as part of the Ploughshares Solos series of longer stories and essays.

Nellie’s brother Jimmy passed away when she was only nine years old. As she reflects on the accident that claimed his life, she must acknowledge her own mortality and the empty space that death leaves behind.

The story can be obtained as a digital download from Ploughshares, or on