Chapter 8 of “The Wages of Their Deeds” is now published!

Another Sunday, another chapter of “The Wages of Their Deeds” published! To find it, click hereor look under “The Stories” in the menu. As always, comments are welcome, and I really hope you read and enjoy my story.

As “The Wages of Their Deeds” draws nearer to its conclusion, I’m beginning to think about my next project. I have a few stories that have been lying around the old brain attic, collecting dust, and some of them might be ready to see the light of day. Two of them are murder mysteries, though one is set in a dystopian future society, and the other is a historical tale, set in an alternate universe, where sorcerers and witches stalk the streets of Jack the Ripper’s London.

Both require extensive research, and I’ll have to think for a bit before deciding whether I’ll actually have the time to devote as much time to them as they deserve, while simultaneously trying to be a good student.

In other news from my riveting life here in Umeå, I have discovered that while a cactus can survive an owner who only waters it when some chance event reminds her of its existence, it can’t surivive in a place where the temperature near the window is so low, it keeps a glass of milk cool enough to taste good even if you leave it standing around for an hour. Move it away from the window, you say? Ah, but then it wouldn’t get any sun, and would wither away and die on that account.

So now, my pretty little cactus is dead, having survived years of neglect, and in its stead, I have an LED candle shaped as a ghost. I bought it as a Halloween decoration, but if you squint your brain and try really hard, you might be able to make out the symbolic shape of a dead cactus, forever haunting me through the lumpy shape of its replacement.

Or not. As my teachers have always been fond of telling me, I have an overactive imagination.

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!

Third chapter of “The Wages of Their Deeds” out today!

You know what the best thing is about being a Literature student, besides the awesomeness of being able to say that yes, I really am supposed to spend all day doing nothing but reading and writing? It’s all the great ideas you get for new stories. Do you know what the worst thing is? That with all that reading and writing I’m supposed to be doing, I have very little time to be writing anything else.

And that’s why I decided to do “The Wages of Their Deeds” as a serial novellette. Having a schedule sets goals, and keeps me working on the story. It keeps me focused, and keeps me from doing what I normally do – which is to start writing the moment I get an idea, only to move on to the next story, as soon as a shiny, new spark of inspiration comes along. And I’m glad, because I really like these characters, and this story, and I hope you will, too.

It’s Sunday, which of course means that the third chapter is out today, and you can find it here, or look for it in in the menu, under “The Stories”. As always, I’ll be happy to hear from anyone who might feel inclined to leave a comment on this post or the chapter, but above all, I hope you will enjoy the story!

Oh, and with Halloween and Allhelgona, the zombies are out in full force. Take care not to whack any living people in the head – people who dress up as zombies are people too, (even though they are evil).

Second chapter of “The Wages of Their Deeds” out today!

Just wanted to tell you that Chapter 2 of my science fiction story, “The Wages of Their Deeds” has been published. There’s a little more action in this one, and hopefully, you’ll start to get a better understanding of the world and the characters in it.

I hope you like it, and if you have any opinons on the story or the site in genenral, leave a comment! I’ll be happy to hear from you.

First chapter of a new science fiction story posted!

Just a quick note to tell you that I have posted the first chapter of a serialized novelette I’ve been working on.

Short aside: Is it really a novelette? Or is it a novella? I can’t get the definitions straight, which should probably be embarrassing for a Literature student, but what can I say? I apparently have no shame. But if anyone has any insights as to the genre definition, please share! I am willing, and eager, to learn from the wielders of superior knowledge.

So, about the story. It’s a science fiction story called The Wages of Their Deeds. It is a story about a man called Stranger, who was born to rule, but who gave up his birthright after a shocking act of violence forced him to leave his father’s palace, his station and his name behind.

It’s a story about clashing cultures in a society where the rule of law leaves much to be desired of justice, and about how difficult it can be to hold true to your own ideals.

It is also a story about friendship, and about making your own way in life, and bearing the consequences of your actions.

The story will be posted in installments, I’m thinking one chapter every week, on Sundays. Currently, it’s looking to be eleven or twelve chapters long, but that is subject to some change, as I am still in the middle of the editing process.

You can find it under “The Stories”, “Fiction in English”, “The Wages of Their Deeds”, or click here.

I hope you’ll check it out and even more than that, I hope you’ll like it!


New logo, and first short story posted!

Do you like the new logo? I drew it myself. I think it looks pretty good, though there’s something slightly misshapen about that poor raven that makes me wonder if, maybe, it’s some sort of dangerous mutant. If so, I figured it ought to fit in well around here, so I’m leaving it be.

Also, I published the first of the short stories yesterday! It’s called “En dag till”, and it’s an ominous little postapocalyptic story in Swedish. You can find it, as well as a slightly longer description, under “The Stories” menu. And yes, I’m aware I am missing a “the” in that sentence, but it just sounded too stupid to write.