Category: Fiction

The car didn’t slow down as it mounted the pavement outside the dairy, wobbling as if stepping onto the kerb without knees. It didn’t slow down as it started to envelope the lamppost, bending it slowly over as it did …

A story of ice Read More »

Monaco of the Midlands is a novel by Alex Dennistoun, which I really enjoyed reading. It’s set in modern Birmingham but is most interested in a time about 30 years ago — much like this site. I’d be trying to …

The Monaco of the Midlands – an exclusive extract of the Superprix novel Read More »

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I’ve never heard anyone scream when they’re really hurt. I don’t know why that is: maybe shock, maybe adrenaline, maybe you’re just that bit busy thinking about the consequences. I didn’t scream, but I groaned with the sheer inevitability. The …

Central League Read More »

I don’t have a problem. Or rather, I don’t have the problem you think I have. I’m not drunk. I’m unstuck in time. I slipped into the Rose Villa for a swift half. The gathering night battled with the street …

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It’s 1999, Birmingham, the end of the millennium and Jim Vale, aka Jimmy Tyrant, singer of one hit wonders The Tyrants, has lost everything he once loved. Like Kurt Cobain, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison and many rockers before him, Jim …

Premillennial Tension: revisiting Birmingham in 1999 Read More »

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In this new story by Alex Wyatt, a man and woman get more than they bargained for on a night out in the second city. Dark.   Darkshining outside and everywhere.   Dark through windows, alleyways and doors. Arm-in-arm, couples stroll …

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