I am often asked for follow-on books as many readers seem to like my characters and want to know more about them. I played with writing follow-ons but that would have meant disturbing the peace that my characters tend to find at the end of their stories, so instead, I looked at prequels. Stealing from, I meant, taking inspiration from, the brilliant handling of the Batman origin story, Gotham, I set about looking at short prequels. I thought it might be interesting to see how my characters ended up in their predicaments in the first place. Then, not content with that idea, I thought about creating a separate story in which to hold these prequels. The result of this convoluted flight from reality is a short story entitled, The Storyman which contains prequels for three of my characters.