The Sing Fong chippy has stood in the shadow of the Kop for as long as I can remember. I’ve no idea how long its actually been there, but It’s as much a part of Anfield’s tapestry as the cries of ‘hat,cap, scarf or a badge,’ or ‘Red All Over the Land, yer Liverpool fanzine,’ that form the soundtrack to any matchday. If the Sing Fong could speak, what stories would it tell?
When I wrote Stanley Park Story: Live, Love and the Merseyside Derby, I experimented with a genre that has become known as ‘faction’ – mixing historical fact with a fictional story. Books like Red or Dead were pioneers of this and I am honoured to follow in their footsteps.
I enjoyed writing Stanley Park Story immensely. I’ve always loved writing fiction and about the Reds, so mixing the two together seemed perfect. I want to continue weaving the real and the imagined together on these pages.
So, you can expect to read about some of the momentous occasions that have graced Anfield down the years, retold with a fictional back story. I will add a new one as often as I can, but in the end it’s up to you my readers. if you like them, let me know and I’ll write them more often.
I want this site to be interactive. Share your thoughts and, if you feel like, your own faction stories. If I can, I’ll publish them too.
Welcome to Sing Fong Stories or, if you like, Simply Faction.