This throwaway picture came to be because I accidentally hit the “take a photo” button on my camera when I didn’t mean to take a photo. Or something very similar. I never deleted it because the odd angle seemed to create something beautiful with the lines in the picture.
Today I have two announcements to make.
Let’s start with the anthology.
Nightly Bites Volume 2 includes my short story The Blood is on the Wall, its second appearance in an anthology. If you’ve picked up Fiction River: Editor’s Choice, then you already have this short story. If not, I hope you’ll consider picking it up now.
The Blood is on the Wall is about a UN soldier during a vampire apocalypse. A pretty dark tale if I say so myself.
The other 9 stories in the anthology are all vampires stories. So if you enjoy stories with vampires, this anthology is for you; also pick up volume 1 too (I’m not in it, but who can say no to vampires?).
You can pick it up in ebook here. Paperback is also available most places, finding it online is probably easiest and quickest.
My second announcement is a release of a new short story: At the Traffic Lights.
A contemporary tale that I had a great time writing.
The traffic light flashes yellow in an otherwise perfect neighborhood. Model houses, white picket fences, green lawns.
Everything completely normal except for the broken light.
A woman waiting for the car that will change everything.
At the Traffic Lights is only available in ebook as of yet; you can find links to most places it is buyable at here.
That was all for this time. I hope your summer reading is great. Mine have been so far.
Starting next month (or possible September), I will start sharing my favorite entertainment (aka books, games, movies, etc) on the blog. So look for that blogging series to compliment my monthly pictures.
In 2003, I was invited on a sailing trip by my friend whose family owned a sail boat. We sailed down the east coast of Sweden from Stockholm, visited Bornholm (an island belonging to Denmark) and went back up the coast to Stockholm.
This picture is taken at Christiansö while at anchor for the night.
A beautifully crafted flowerbed from a central spot in Oslo, Norway, 2006.
In 2010, I told my dad I wanted an experience as a present for my birthday. Maybe bungee jumping or skydiving, something crazy but kinda safe (right…?). My dad in his wisdom thought I should start smaller and I received a rooftop walk as a present instead.
It was amazing. The views of the city I’d grown up in were beautiful. In fact they were so beautiful I have several pictures below from that walk.
I am currently at the Oregon coast in the USA and I’m enjoying the beach on sunny days and on rainy days. I like rain. This picture was taken back in 2015 when I visited this area for the first time.