Chapter 74 : Journey to the stars

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‘Guess what guess what guess what???’ yelled Peregrine Stumpings. ‘You’ll have to tell me,’ said the Reader. ‘I’ve no idea.’ ‘Invitation!’ said Peregrine. ‘Supper!’ ‘Great!’ said the Reader (this was a good way for any story to begin – the Reader was extremely fond of being asked out to supper.) ‘Who with?’ Peregrine looked mysterious… Read more »

Chapter 73 : The beginning of a new story

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The Reader was standing in the middle of a muddy field with Mr Glue and the Writer. Mr Glue was looking extremely doubtful. ‘I’m not sure about this, you know,’ muttered Mr Glue. ‘The scene’s all wrong.’ ‘It’s going to be fine, just fine,’ said the Writer reassuringly. She took out a notebook and scribbled… Read more »

Chapter 72 : Being left out

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Vasilo peered through the telescope and immediately saw what the matter was. There was a party going on – and Doctor Socks had not been invited. That’s right. Doctor Socks: man of medicine, cinema legend and now purveyor of knitted footwear to the stars. Doctor Socks went to EVERY party. And yet – the telescope… Read more »

Chapter 71 : Doctor Socks catches fire

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Doctor Socks was standing on the observation turret of the Yarn Factory. Doctor Socks both lived and worked in the Yarn Factory, and so had kitted the place out for every eventuality. (Eventualities like making cheese on toast, world domination, playing the piano, knitting and spying on the neighbours.) Right now he held a fizzing,… Read more »