The Challenge That Is Tony : Story List


These whimsical, linked tales were written in response to writing challenges on another site. In theory, they are stand alone stories and can be read in any order. However, just to confuse matters, there is an internal timeline for the tales based on UK school years, which can also be used as a reading order. The author suggests they be considered as random dippings into the narrator's journal and read in the order they were written as indicated by the numbers in the table below. If you start with the first, 'Revenge', the next/previous chapter links will follow this suggested order.

Order Written Title Time Line
2 Fête or Fate July, Year 9
5 My Ball! Thank You! August, between Year 9 & 10
6 Hanging Out September, Year 10
7 Live Long and Prosper! Mid October, Year 10
11 Not Carrot Cake Halloween, Year 10
1 Revenge Late December, Year 10
8 This Little Piggy... Late April, Year 10
9 Green May, Year 10
3 All the Colours of the Rainbow May, Year 10
12 Sam July, Year 10
4 Trapped September to December, Year 11
10 Missing You Already Mid June, Year 11

The UK School year runs from 1st September and Year 1 admissions are based on the child reaching the age of five before the following 31st August.

Although nowhere specific is mentioned in the tales, the characters can be said to live in a small-to-medium town in one the undiscovered rural parts of the area between Birmingham and Sheffield.

A list of the major characters appearing in the stories can be found here.