Did you receive any strange presents this Christmas. When you get to my age you expect the new socks, slippers and wooly jumper. What I wasn’t expecting was a tin of ‘Zombie Fresh Mints’ – “Suffering from hideous halitosis after gorging on humans all night? Banish brain-breath with these amazingly strong mints.” or a jar of ‘Olde Fashioned Brain Jam’ – “Made from the finest brains, this preserve is an essential in every larder. Delicious spread thickly on just about anything, especially a severed limb.” Both were a present from my youngest son!
They come from ‘Hoxton Street Monster Supplies’ in London and are part of the amazing Ministry of Stories set up. A group of writers and volunteers have set up a shop in Hoxton where you can go in and buy a wide range of Monster Supplies – a quote from their website:
After extensive refurbishment, we now stock a pharmacopoeia of different types of fear, a complete range of edible human preserves and everyday household essentials like Fang Floss and Zombie Mints. So we invite clients old and new, living and dead to come and discover why we’ve been the store of choice for discerning monsters for over two hundred years, and will be the same forevermore.
Somewhere amongst the shelves of supplies is a magic door which children can go through and learn how to write about monsters. This is where the writers and volunteers have exciting classes encouraging youngsters to write. What a great idea! Have a look at this video.
PS. My youngest, Martin is one of the volunteers, he brought his older brother a jar of the ‘Thickest Human Snot’!!