Fiction & Humour

London Folklore: Dryad, N4

Halfway to Highgate, the abandoned railway line cuts through the high ground of Crouch End and is suddenly a valley cosseted on all sides by towering trees- their upmost branches reach across the path to each other and tenderly caress…

Public Warning: Who Wants to be a Millennial Heir?

Public Warning: Who Wants to be a Millennial Heir?

According to a recent survey from the Liaison of Incredibly Esoteric Statistics (LIES), millennials are the biggest drain on our society, responsible for all current and historical fuck-ups. It’s believed they brought the plague to London in 1348 and have continued to spread poverty and discontent throughout the city ever since…

EPISODE 10: Deni

Now that the search for a new home was complete – she’d lost entire evenings to viewing some tragic dumps: landlords must think people were desperate; Deni had begun to think she was – Deni swung her attention back to embracing as much of London life as she could…

Public Warning: Please Mind the Git

Public Warning: Please Mind the Git

The London commute is a tradition as old as time. Every day, the streets flood with thousands of neatly-pressed bodies, all making their early morning pilgrimage across the capital. A proud cultural ritual, the commute has always been a bastion of solidarity and unity…

EPISODE 9: Marcus

Wake-up call didn’t even come close; it was more like a klaxon call for an exodus. Maybe it wasn’t on the scale of the Oscars gaffe, but it was in its own way serious and Marcus was solely accountable…

EPISODE 8: Deni

When a relationship ends, unless either party leaves town, you prepare to encounter your ex without notice. Even in London, where the population size means the odds are against it…

EPISODE 6: Deni

If you said Deni was out of her comfort zone, you’d be wrong because this year’s rule was to be at ease anywhere in London…

EPISODE 4: Bree

Crazy to think she wasn’t allowed a history, given the obligation to confront Marcus’s past on an almost daily basis. When Bree spent nights here in Brixton, she’d often overlap with Deni, his ex, who’d arrive for work just as Bree was leaving. Deni’s apologies about intruding sat uneasily because she didn’t come across as a regretful kind of person. She was confident and ambitious.

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