I’m setting myself a challenge: a fictional tale set in the world of MYTHOS, which is a Radio 4 series I created. I’m going to tell the story in (infrequent) instalments. Each instalment will start with a photograph and I’ll improvise the writing around that image. Here goes…


The buzz of the entry-phone woke him up. He hadn’t realised he was asleep. Must have dozed off. He looked at his watch. 11.07PM. Too late for a delivery and he wasn’t expecting anyone. As he got up from the sofa, wondering if he had in fact just dreamed the sound, it buzzed again. And again as he walked through the hall. He unhooked the phone just as the fourth buzz sounded, loud, right by his ear.

Julian Simpson
3 min
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