Short story project


Wander through The Old City district to the Catacombs or and head out to Science City and The Pods. Take a rest at The Residence or hang up your cloak in Screech Hotel.

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Epic fiction

Hunt down trolls, slay dragons, curse a vampire, cruise the skies, time travel, battle with beasts, defeat space entities, blast cytoplasm or hex a ghoul, choose your story and disappear into another world.


Grab a short story, a chapter by chapter novel, or a novella.

virtual reading rooms

In each of the city's districts there are weird and wonderful places to discover. Inside each location you'll find a reading room with digital bookshelves, so you can browse and select your story.


The Old City is divided from Science City by Templemead Meadows. On the outskirts lies Silicon Airport and the Residential District.


Get creative on Instagram @betheaivy and join in with our interactive stories. Once each story is finished, we'll publish the full piece on our blog.


Write some of your own epic fiction to be published on our blog. We'll create themes each week on Instagram, to help inspire your creativity.
The Old City

The Old City

Charge down the cobbled streets and past the ancient architecture of forgotten times. Here you’ll uncover hidden mysteries, strange creatures and the smell of old bones. 

Science City

Science city

Fly through the technological and science centre of Ivyside City. Land your craft on the pods or scoot along the urban tracks aboard the dragon train.

The Residence

The Residence

Sleep tight, don’t let the ghouls and goblins bite. Place your shoes next to the bed, for the vampire maids to clean. Snoring infuriates the wailing banshees in Room 113.

The catacombs

Witches stir their spells using the dry brittle bones from this underground graveyard. Watch out for patrolling Zombies, who protect the dead from the wicked Skull Snatchers.

The Pods

the pods

Charging points are available for robotic servants. Nesting inside the constant stream of data are the Hack Detectives, waiting to capture the Mining Worms. 

Church of the Serpent

vault of the serpent

Don’t wake the sleeping serpents resting in the snake pits. The entrance to the portal is guarded by giant trolls, who are waiting to capture time travellers without a passport.

St Misery's Church

St Misery's chapel

Standing at the altar is the ghost of Misery, a whining, snivelling spirit and protector of the infamous Diamond of Ivyside. Try to steal it if you dare.

silicon airport

Every thirty seconds the airport welcomes craft from outside of the city limits. City workers, students and the jelly legged traders from Planet Rogue.

Templemead Gardens

Templemead Meadows

The meadows lure those trying to escape the city heat. The grass may be green, but the ground rumbles, as the earth dwellers scamper through their tunnels.

Hudlem Hole

A meeting place for the magical beings of Ivyside. The Chanting Circle meets every Wednesday, to discuss current threats with the Forest Foragers.

Screech Hotel

Sleep is optional. Drinking a Green Snoozing Syrup is a must. Guests can pay for the company of nightmare catching wizard. The Night Crawlers will protect your room from visiting ghouls.

The Tunnels of Kyo

An ancient labyrinth of quirky tunnels underneath the old city. Secret chambers hidden in the darkness, hold the city’s most dangerous tech and science criminals. 

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