Back in 2010, Jonathan Cape ran their annual competition in the Sunday papers. Along with my friend Charlotte Rose, we muscled together The Fire Sermon (which is rather obviously inspired by my house burning down) and threw caution to the wind.

Despite not winning, I posted it online and over the next six months, it cranked up 250,069 reads which is insane - that's like a quarter of a million people. Where they all came from, I have no idea but in the spirit of enough people sending it some love (though at those kind of numbers, £1 each would have been equally welcome), I figured I would post it here for the sake of it.

The Fire Sermon 1
Fire Sermon 2
Fire Sermon 3
Fire Sermon 4