Sing Statistics proudly presents a new collection of short fiction and illustration:

You Are The Friction is an anthology of collaborative short fiction and illustration. It's a small, bright red record of what happens when you introduce twelve writers to twelve illustrators, light a match, and run in the opposite direction. Twelve short stories inspired by illustrations, twelve illustrations inspired by short stories, all collected in a handsome paperback edition published by Sing Statistics. Watch the trailer.


Scott Campbell
& Joshua Allen

A lumberjack auteur turns his back on a woodland filmset beset with creatures, while a bet is tentatively placed at Finch's.

Oliver Jeffers
& Joe Meno

A practical guide to the correct uses of helium, and an abysmal warehouse rave leads to a bathtub tryst in Belfast.

Rob Hunter
& Toby Litt

Two writers under different forms of scrutiny. Academic surveillance, and the enquiring advances of a biographer.

Maxwell Holyoke-Hirsch
& Nicolas Burrows

An ageing star mourns his wilder years in the company of sea creatures, and a young man explores the forest.

William Exley
& Ronnie Scott

Two maps - for the tourists of Queensland, and for a father-to-be discovering his brother's sexual history.

Jim Tierney
& Ned Beauman

A tragic wartime mystery laced with the scent of lilacs, and a window into the writers room of Dragonblade.

Hannah Waldron
& Evie Wyld

Two quiet houses and their inhabitants. A nameless insomniac in the city, and a suburban Sydney widow.

Adrian Johnson
& Richard Milward

Two sorry young lovelorn gents attempt to deal with their respective heartbreak through voodoo and bathwater.

Carson Ellis
& Tess Lynch

A picture of newlyweds in the wake of a Russian honeymoon, and a wide-eyed revelation at a sewing circle.

William Goldsmith
& Michael Crowe

Two labyrinthine digressions about teachers. Howard, a former stuntman, and Lance, lovesick and obsessive.

Ian Dingman
& Kevin Fanning

A tender near-future story of a father and son, and a brief action sequence featuring Jennifer Love Hewitt and a demon.

Tom Gauld
& Craig Taylor

Two stories about grief, experienced by an astronaut under interrogation, and friends on a budget flight somewhere over France.

Foreword by Sean Michaels.
Cover by Ray Fenwick.