Let me introduce myself. My name is Joseph Bridgeman. I am a moderately depressed, reclusive insomniac with a failing antiques business and a constant headache. And you need to trust me when I tell you, that’s the good bit. I’ve lived alone for years, avoiding social contact and emotional connection very nicely thanks. Until now. You see, when you stop earning, money tends to run out (ever noticed that?) and if I don’t do something soon, Martin says I could be out on the street; and that would mean connecting with people and for someone with my affliction that never ends wells. Martin? Oh he’s my annoyingly successful accountant. This morning he gave me the name of a hypnotherapist, said it might help. Clearly, he doesn’t understand how busy I am? I have places to go, things to do, people to avoid, vinyl to buy. Anyway, I went to see her and things got a little complicated. I thought my day started badly but where I ended up? I could never, ever, possibly have imagined. Oh, did I just say where? What I meant to say was when…
Downstream is a contemporary, kick-ass time-travel series with attitude. Expect wit, comedy and well observed characters and of course, the unexpected! What would you do if you could travel back in time?
PLEASE NOTE: Downstream is being released in episodes, each one in the region of 15,000 words (roughly 60 pages). This – the first episode – is completely free!
Nick Jones was born in Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire in 1972. His debut novel 'The Whisper of Stars' was released in April 2014. Since then he has released a sequel, 'The Embers of Hope' and also a time-travel serial 'Downstream'. He lives in Gloucestershire with his twins, Charlie and Ella, two dogs and two goldfish. Nick can usually be found in his garden studio, working on fiction, surrounded by notes and scribbling on a large white board.