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

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

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

Teacher found guilty of bringing Twiglets into school

Disgraced Spennyriver teacher, Jo Lemming, today denied having a marmite-snack problem, after she was found guilty of bringing Twiglets into the Brian Clough Primary School. Her disgrace came to light when she was asked to referee a school hockey match, but was late out onto the field. When the head teacher went to look for … Continue reading Teacher found guilty of bringing Twiglets into school

‘Mr Charity’ does it again!

Eric Sweat, our local charity fundraising campaigner, has successfully completed his most recent sponsored effort. For those of you following Eric’s progress, this will already be his tenth fundraising effort this year. ‘Mr Charity’, as he likes to refer to himself, has raised money for a variety of worthy charities right here in Spennyriver, including … Continue reading ‘Mr Charity’ does it again!