Underground: Tales for London
This week marks the second week in the innovative Underground: Tales for London project, run by The Borough Press and The Evening Standard. Twelve authors were asked to developed a short story inspired by the tube. Each story will be available to Evening Standard readers as a free podcast, and extracts appear in the paper. The project started off last week with 'The Piccadilly Predicament' by Lionel Shriver, and this week the baton passed to Tyler, whose story is entitled 'Worm on a Hook' (kudos if you catch the Canadian musical reference). Here's the official summary, courtesy of The Evening Standard:
"The second episode of 'Underground: Tales for London' is a funny, wince-inducing family caper along the central line. A careless father walks his toddler into a pillar while rushing for a train, then faces embarrassment and desperation as they try valiantly to find a hospital."
The piece can be listened to in its entirety at The Evening Standard, and an extract is available online here. The complete series of stories will be collected in an anthology, to be published by Borough this autumn.