Welcome! Thanks for visiting! We’re a bit at sixes and sevens at the moment, but do come in. Mind where you step.
Oh! The purpose of this site. I suppose I should explain.
I write fiction. I like writing different sorts of fiction. Some fiction I write, I write specifically for this site, which has a certain tone, what what?
The pieces cast into the Miscellany section are a bit… miscellaneous, and some of them are absolute outsiders. Not that they aren’t quite good, but they aren’t quite quite.
Basically, this site is an outlet for my love of British popular literature, especially golden-age mystery novels and P.G. Wodehouse-style humor. At the moment.
Here’s what I have for you so far–
A forum. I provide story-beginnings. You provide the next bits.
A novel, though so far I’ve formatted it like a script. I may keep on in that style, or I may switch it up from time to time.
A Stately Home. A Domineering Matriarch. People With Secrets. A House Party. And, of course, Murder. At Atherton Manor.
At Least One Murder. Probably Several. At Atherton Manor.
Atherton is, Quite Literally, My Middle Name. Murder. At Atherton Manor.
Chapter One and part of Chapter Two are available now.
Absolutely do not miss the Dramatis Personae gallery!! Each picture –save one– guaranteed genuine Athertonian — that is, each and every one, with one exception, is a picture of me — and, should you click upon a picture, you will not only view the picture much enlarged, but scrolling down will enable you to peruse the sordid story lurking behind these smiling masks.
Right now, all you’ll find here is an unfinished play for voices about Cricket.
My articles, musings, etc.
I especially recommend my article on Writer’s Block. Also, don’t miss my lovely re-setting of a genuine Spam message into a moving piece of poetry about, I think, human sexual desire and its limitations — it is an ad for Viagra, as far as I can tell.
Thanks for visiting! Stay as long as you like!