By Evangeline Jennings
A week today we launch our first web serial – The Vegas Thing by portmanteau Pankhearst author, Harvey Spencer who is, of course, not what he seems.
Madeline Harvey and Zoë Spencer have known each other forever. Spend a night in their company and it’s slap-your-face obvious. They finish each other’s sentences, wear each other’s clothes, and spend a lot of time photographing themselves.
It’s kinda weird, really.
And clearly sexual.
But I digress.
Because it’s fun.
After submitting their stories for our very first book, Cars and Girls, Zoë and Maddy decided they weren’t done with their characters – the blue-blooded Emily Maltravers and redneck Etta Boyd and halfway through a second bottle of wine, they told me they wanted to write a novel together in which their two girls would join forces and do great but unspecified things. Inspired by one of their in-jokes, Zoë said their book would be called The Vegas Thing.
Then she asked if Pankhearst would edit and publish it.
I said we would, if they proved there was life in the characters by writing two more short stories first. They did, and they were – not to put too fine a point on it – utterly perverse and splendid fun. So I said yes, we will do The Vegas Thing. That was almost two years ago. Zoë has spent much of her time since then gallivanting on boats, but now – finally and eventually – we can share The Vegas Thing with you all, starting on Friday 30th January. But before we do, I thought we should remind you who the fuck these girls are. So without more ado, I give you Zoë and Maddy, Emily and Etta, in their original stories from Cars and Girls.
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PS – We’ll be publishing their porn-y stories too – under the name Girls and Boys – but you’ll have to wait a few because first we need to sort the cover art. In the meantime, here’s a song lovingly selected by Zoë. Hey, ho …