The Canberra Times
Sunday, 3 December 2023

Adrian McKinty asks how far you would go to protect your family in The Chain

Karen Hardy
July 13 2019 - 12:00am

Adrian McKinty was a small boy growing in Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland, when he received a chain letter telling him his mother would die if he didn't make three copies and pass it on. His fifth grade teacher, Mrs Carlisle confiscated the letters, he was horrified she had broken the chain, thus unleashing all sorts of horrors.

Karen Hardy

Karen Hardy

Canberra Times lifestyle reporter

I've covered a few things here at The Canberra Times over the years, from sport to education. But now I get to write about the fun stuff - where to eat, what to do, places to go, people to see. Let me know about your favourite things. Email: