Spill-ed (the stories behind the stories) No.3

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Released in December, Spill is a collection of stories that range from the heart-warming to the bizarre and downright macabre. Number 3: Super Important.


Freddy is that thing; you know, delighted with himself. He’s done well, his integrated front end web deliverables business (no, don’t ask) has earned him lots of money and everything’s super. And being super himself, Freddy likes nothing more than telling others about how he’s managed it and where his drive and passion comes from. It has nothing, he repeats, nothing, to do with his Dad leaving when he was young thank you very much. Nothing. Okay? And that’s important –  super important – to remember.



To be published December 1st 2015 by Watchword ebooks

ISBN: 9781907605802

Format: eBook

Price: £2.99


“A small glass bottle is filled with thick, yellowing liquid – something like melted butter. In amongst the clouding viscous, a jellied hand pushes from the inside. The fingers spread like an accidental spill.”

This short story compilation ranges from heart-warming comedies to disturbing ruminations on existence, from the bizarre to the downright macabre. Visit weird and wonderful preserved exhibits in a dusty old museum, immerse yourself in the conversation at a dinner party, or step foot into Dr Grost’s office. This remarkably eccentric, thirteen-story collection, introduces a huge variety of richly written characters that showcase Ward’s trademark twisted sense of humour.


  1. Shelf Life
  1. 4’33”
  1. Super Important
  1. X-Factor
  1. Sidmouth
  1. That Delivery Guy
  1. Kind Things for Random Strangers: An Experiment
  1. Thaw
  1. If People Feel What People See
  1. The Diagnosis
  1. Toothpaste
  1. Things That Have Been
  1. I Like Small Rooms



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