Chapter 7 of “The Wages of Their Deeds” has been published!

Hey, guys! Just wanted to let you know that Chapter 7 of my serial novelette, “The Wages of Their Deeds” has been published. More than halfway through, in other words, and I’m excited about it. I’ve spent a lot of time with these characters, and want to get to the end of their story, so it will be finished. At the same time, I’m feeling a bit reluctant.

See, I know where this story is going. Sometimes, it’s like that. The first scene, with Stranger standing on that hill, came to me, and the moment it did, I knew what he was doing there. I knew how this story began, and I’ve always known how it was going to end, and all I had to do was figure out what went on in the spaces that go in between.

That’s actually harder than it sounds, but now, I’ve almost got it all straightened out. The thing is, the more I write, the more I feel there are other stories to tell in this world, other things these characters have to say, and who knows?

Maybe in the future, they will.

But for now, I hope you’ll enjoy Chapter 7, which you can find here, or under “The Stories” menu. As always, comments are welcome, and I’ll reply promptly to any comments or questions.

Have a good continuation of your day, whatever timezone you happen to reside in, and I thank you for reading!

Chapter 6 of “The Wages of Their Deeds” has been published!

Today, I’ve published the sixth chapter of my novelette, “The Wages of Their Deeds”. For those of you who don’t know, it’s a science fiction story I’ve been writing, and I’m publishing it as a serial novelette. A new chapter is published every Sunday, and I’m really happy that more and more people seem to be dropping by to read it each week.

You can find the new chapter here, or look for it under “The stories” in the menu. As always, I’ll be happy to hear from anyone who has an opinion about the story or the blog in general, and whether you like it or hate it, you’re very welcome to leave a comment and say so. I promise, I’ll reply if you do!


As for me, I’m starting to fall into my annual winter daze. I wonder if there’s been some kind of cosmic mistake and really, I was supposed to have been born a bear, because as soon as it starts to get dark, all I want to do is eat a lot of candy and go to sleep until spring. Being human, however, hibernation isn’t really an option, so instead, I have treated myself to a gorgeous, new winter coat. It made a good-sized dent in my income, and I’ll be eating a lot of noodles as a result, but it makes me happy, so I figure it’s worth it.


Chapter 5 of “The Wages of Their Deeds” published!

Chapter 5 of my serial novelette, “The Wages of Their Deeds” is now published! You can find it here or look for it in “The Stories” menu. I hope you’ll read it and like it, and you’re very welcome to leave a comment to tell me what you think about it.

As for me, I have a paper to write for school and it’s due on Tuesday. Hopefully, I’ll be able to stop procrastinating for long enough to get it done. And maybe spend some time with my mother, who must be starting to think I didn’t come home to visit with her, after all. Sure, I sleep in her guestroom and eat all her food, but so far, I’ve spent more time with my books and on the computer than I have with her.

Wish me luck, and if I don’t write again until next Sunday, have a great week!

Chapter 4 of “The Wages of Their Deeds” is out today!

Yep, it’s Sunday, and a new chapter of my serial novelette is out, as scheduled. This week’s chapter gives us a bit more insight into Stranger’s past, and you’ll get to know more about the world he lives in.

You can find Chapter 4 under “The Stories”, or click here to go there directly. I hope you’ll read and enjoy!

As for me, it’s an overcast day in Umeå, and though the dark cover of clouds seems intent on robbing us of what little daylight November bestows on the north of Sweden, I’m not complaining. I have schoolwork to be getting on with, and a dark, gloomy day provides the perfect incentive to stay indoors, and hit the books.

Next week, I’m on a short break from Uni, and will be going home to Stockholm. Family, friends and the most beautiful city in the world welcoming me home. It’s going to be awesome!

Poetry – it’s (apparently) fun!

So, I’ve told you I’m a Literature student, right? Well, my programme incorporates creative elements, the idea being that in understanding different types of literature, it can sometimes be easier to “learn by doing”.

Now, I’m not saying this idea is without merit. As a matter of fact, the creative aspect of this particular programme was exaclty what made me move a long-ass way from everything and everybody I know, and go study Literature in Umeå, even though I love living in Stockholm, and we have a perfectly good University of our own.

So, I’m not saying I don’t want to learn by doing. But, oh sweet Muses, isn’t there a less painful way I could learn about sonnets?

I don’t know about the Muses, but my teacher didn’t appear to think so. In fact, he appeared to think that learning about sonnets by writing them wasn’t only a good way to learn, but a fun way to learn. Not having written a single line of poetry since I was a black-clad, black-eyeliner-and-lipstick wearing, doom-and-gloom-worshipping, angsty teenager, my inward reaction to this assignment was, let’s say, less than enthusiastic.

But you know what? It actually was kind of fun, and while the sonnet I crafted wasn’t what I’d call Great Art, nor was it completely hideous. So I decided to share it with you, in the same spirit my teacher had me write it: Because it’s fun.

And because I’m weird, I decided it would also be fun to see if I could translate it and have the translation not suck, and I think I did pretty well. You can find the English version here, and the Swedish one here. And, hey, if you happen to be able to read in both Swedish and English, it might also be fun to see if you can guess which one is the original sonnet, and which is the one I translated.

Or not. We can’t all be easily amused, but I’m pretty sure life is a lot more fun for those of us who are.