How to get your hands on 30k words of FREE fiction

For a long time, I've been offering a free story to readers as an incentive to join my email list. It has been chugging along, adding people here and there, but I felt like I wanted to offer something more. Something different. But what? Two stories? I'm not sure if I can sell myself on … Continue reading How to get your hands on 30k words of FREE fiction

Fragment Friday: Spennyriver Dispatch Edition

Spennyriver is a place I like to visit from time to time.  It's a fictional town deep in the heart of the Midlands, UK.  It's a bit different from what I usually write, but I think it fits into the weird category. The Dispatch is the local newspaper that keeps us up to date on all the goings on … Continue reading Fragment Friday: Spennyriver Dispatch Edition

Fragment Friday: Spennyriver Dispatch Edition

Spennyriver is a place I like to visit from time to time.  It's a fictional town deep in the heart of the Midlands, UK.  It's a bit different from what I usually write, but I think it fits into the weird category. The Dispatch is the local newspaper that keeps us up to date on all the … Continue reading Fragment Friday: Spennyriver Dispatch Edition

Spennyriver – The town that’s NOT Nottingham – Lexicon

Something a bit different today.  I would like to introduce you to the wonderfully strange world of Spennyriver.  It's a small town deep in the heart of the Midlands, UK.  It's like a regular town, with regular people.  Just weirder. Just because I am from Nottingham (a medium sized city in the East Midlands, UK), … Continue reading Spennyriver – The town that’s NOT Nottingham – Lexicon

15 Spennyriver Dispatch – Disability benefits Sanctions

Following a Freedom of Information request from local disability activist group, ‘Rolling Thunder’, the reasons behind sanctions to disabled people’s benefits have been made public.  Several cases stand out: * Man, 56, Couldn’t get his wheelchair into the Job Centre as a result of the three large steps at the entrance – sanctioned 4 weeks … Continue reading 15 Spennyriver Dispatch – Disability benefits Sanctions

14 Spennyriver Dispatch – More Charity Cash from Sweat

Eric ‘Mr Charity’ Sweat has completed another marathon effort to raise money for local good causes. This morning, Eric emerged from his self-imposed confinement to tumultuous applause from upwards of eight Spennyriver locals. For the last week, ‘Mr Charity’ has been sharing a two metre by two metre vivarium with a selection of snakes, in … Continue reading 14 Spennyriver Dispatch – More Charity Cash from Sweat

13 Spennyriver Dispatch – New High Speed Rail Links Planned

Spennyriver residents will soon be able to benefit from a second station in the town. The ‘Riverside’ station will be built using public money, and is being built to allow high-speed trains to stop in Spennyriver. The high-speed train is anticipated to cut transport time to London by 50 percent, meaning that you will be … Continue reading 13 Spennyriver Dispatch – New High Speed Rail Links Planned

12 Spennyriver Dispatch – Anthem singing outcry

Today newly appointed mayor, Gotlieb Hildebert, is facing questions around his failure to sing the National Anthem before the kickoff of the first game of Spennyriver Thickets FC. Mayor Hildebert was clearly picked up by cameras at the game not singing. Standing amongst the thirty-strong crowd, he could clearly be seen looking down at the … Continue reading 12 Spennyriver Dispatch – Anthem singing outcry

11 Spennyriver Dispatch – American exchange visit

Over the last week, Spennyriver has been playing host to over a hundred American tourists from our twinned town of Marrowbone, Tennessee. They have come to sample some of the excellent artwork on offer in Spennyriver, the cultural capital of the East Midlands. First on the tour of our culturally significant artwork, was the Brian … Continue reading 11 Spennyriver Dispatch – American exchange visit