An Englishman living in the Thai capital of Bangkok has told how a period of 'inner reflection' he undertook after receiving an email from a long-lost friend led to the rediscovery of a talent for scribbling that had lain dormant for more than thirty years.
Moys Kenwood, originally from Hull in Yorkshire, laughed uncontrollably at his own 'jokes' as he described how, after endless months of moping about, acting depressed and generally indulging in acts of gross miserableness, a chance reminder of his former glory as the Number One Writer on a leading satirical news website jerked him out of his rut, and provided him with a 'reason to go on'.
"I got an email from me old mate Dunc," said the northern waster, "and his kind words acted like a tonic. I thought for a couple of minutes, then decided to write spoofs again."
Kenwood was referring to a missive he had received from Blackpool's answer to Patricia Cornwell, the international best-selling author DP Whitehead, himself a one-time spoofist. According to Kenwood, his 'virtual' friend told him:
"You're the best. You always were, and you always will be. God bless you!"
"It's heartening to know that I have millions of fans out there just waiting for me to write summat funny, hanging on me every word, and wishing that they were me! God bless me!"
Our Spoof correspondent caught up with Mr Whitehead in Hollywood where he is writing the screenplay for the movie adaptation of his book The Tatty Mullet Dogfondlers Club. He said:
"It was an honest mistake. I meant to send that email to Jalopenisman."