Liars’ League Leeds celebrated its first birthday with five great stories, five awesome performances, and a
plateful slateful of in-no-way-marked-down-Jubilee-leftovers birthday cupcakes.
Here’s LLL mainstay Stephen Bellamy giving a blistering reading of Stanley James’ grotesque mediaeval drama From Within:
From Within, by Stanley James
The scourge has come upon us. In the shite-strewn streets the ragged preachers howl of damnation, and preach sermons from the Second Book, I shall hold forth mine hand, and I shall smite thee and thy people with pestilence, and thou shalt perish from the earth. More lie dead than the living can bury. The fat white maggot feasts and the bold and busy rat scurries in the gutters. All is filth – all is filth and blood and foetid summer rainwater.
The common people, as they weep, and suffer, and burn, and die, and cry to Christ Jesus that they, their wives, their children, might be spared, know it as The Mortality. Or the Black Death.
And in normal circumstances I would be all for it.
Read the rest of From Within here.
More to come soon…