There you go, a hundred stories in a hundred days. It may not sound like much of an achievement but it’s the most impressive thing I’ve done in a while. There have been a few challenges: at times I was forced to write with pen and paper, with frequency I typed through the thick mist of a hangover, and constantly I fought the urge to explore the virtual world that lay at my fingertips. I now remember why I avoid ambitious aims or long-term goals; the feeling of achievement simply doesn’t stack up against the effort involved. Countless hours of work and the only reward is a slight sense of relief.