Category: Fiction

Fiction

Biscuits

The biscuit was invented, in 1822, by the famed Georgian architect William Henry Jonathan Arthur Blanchard Biscuit. His invention was completely accidental. In the early 1800s the population was booming, and more houses were needed as a result. Architects everywhere were desperately searching for ways to make the building process faster… Read the rest here.

Andrew McFarland Campbell 
Fiction

Should I try Toblerone?

As of the time of publication I have never eaten a Toblerone. Unfortunately, due to an incident involving multiple amounts of cat vomit, I have no trousers that are both clean and dry, so I can’t leave the flat. Thus I have been pondering the question should I try Toblerone? This is not a simple […]

Andrew McFarland Campbell 
Fiction

Cheeseburgers

When I was a little boy, I didn’t like cheese. The smell of it completely repulsed me. So when I went to McDonald’s, I never had cheese on my Quarter Pounder. By the time I was an adult, I’d overcome my aversion to the smell of cheese, but I still avoided cheeseburgers. I reasoned, and […]

Andrew McFarland Campbell 
Fiction

Toothpaste

Many years ago, when I was the youngest in the family, I remember playing with a tube of toothpaste. I must have been about a year and a half old, so it couldn’t really have been any later than 1977. In those days toothpaste came in the traditional metal tubes with the screw caps. This […]

Andrew McFarland Campbell 
Fiction

Milk Bottles

The invention of the milk bottle was a significant event in the history of Western Civilisation. For the first time there was a convenient, hygienic way to deliver milk to the consumer. Prior to the invention of the milk bottle, milk was delivered via a network of plastic… Read the rest of this story.

Andrew McFarland Campbell 
Fiction

Chipmunks

If something is very good, say a device for removing cat fur from the lint filter on the tumble dryer, or a gadget that makes a buzzing sound when you accidently put something non-recyclable into the recycling bin, people often say something like “That Defurrer™ is the best thing since sliced bread.” It is a […]

Andrew McFarland Campbell