Stories

BLUE HAT FOR A BLUE DAY
Soho, London, 1957. A jazz trumpeter in trouble. A broken promise. The rise of rock’n’roll. How will he play his way out of this one?

This story featured in Issue 11 of Vintage Script magazine.

Read the story:
Blue Hat For A Blue Day

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PRESENCE
A man and his absentee dad meet up for the first time in years – but is there anything left to say?

This story was performed by the actor Martin Lamb at one of the monthly Liars’ League storytelling nights in London.

View the performance:

Or read the text version:
http://tinyurl.com/csuzxbx

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BANKSIDE MORNING
London, 1850. A man leaves his house by the Thames and goes for a walk through the bustle of Southwark streets – but what fate is he travelling towards?

This story featured in Issue 8 of Vintage Script magazine.

Read the story:
Bankside Morning

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THE JIGS AND THE REELS
A music session in an Irish pub stirs up memories beneath the melodies.

Read the story:
The Jigs and the Reels

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DIFFICULT SECOND ALBUM
When a singer-songwriter gets a contract with a record company, she doesn’t realise quite how much she is signing over to them…

This very short story was published on the Visual Verse website.

Read the story:
Difficult Second Album

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JOE LEAN
My-Lan is the alluring new girl in the office and our hero’s got his eye on her – until ex-pop star Joe Lean swaggers into town…

This story was performed by the actor Cliff Chapman at another Liars’ League night in London. To put this one in context, it was written for an event with a Country & Western theme…

View the performance:

Or read the text version:
http://tinyurl.com/cwnwlte

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LISTEN
Music has vanished from the world. One man refuses to give up hope of its return, even if it risks his own sanity…
This story was published by Litro magazine.

Read the story:
Listen

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MUSIQUE CONCRÈTE
In towns and cities there are sounds around us constantly – human, natural, mechanical – most of which we don’t even register. But what if someone made us listen?

View a PDF of this story, illustrated by Adrià Fruitós, which appeared in .Cent magazine:
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Or read a text version:
Musique Concrète

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