During lockdown and on a dare, I wrote a piece of fiction (Krofatter Egon og hjælpepakken below). That was kinda fun, so I wrote a bit more, and I guess I am writing fiction now.
I’m keeping it separate from my textbooks, though, so I have put references to my stories on this page instead of my other books page.
Ok, so what’s that?
When I uploaded a story to Leanpub, it sent out emails to people who had bought other books. I know that Amazon does the same thing; it recommends new books from authors you have previously read.
This is generally a good thing. However, I don’t think that people interested in books on R programming, or C pointers, will also be interested in fantasy short stories. Sure, there is an overlap, but not a large one, I wager. I think that I will annoy everyone if they get recommendations for the wrong kind of books.
To avoid that, I made up a new name to use for fiction books. Tom Maygrove. Which is just a translation of Thomas = Tom, Mai = May, Lund = Grove. (The Mai spelling isn’t correct in Danish, it is a spelling mistake, but it is my name; half my family are Majlund which would be the correct spelling. I am not in that half. I do have an ancestor, a couple of centuries back, that spelled it Maylund, but that is from a different part of the family).
Those links are to Amazon, where the most complete list of books will be. They have a thing called KDP Select that I sometimes use, but for that a book has to be exclusive to Amazon for six months. I put books, under both names, on Apple Books as well. I can’t put them on Barnes and Nobles because they do not allow me to do that from Denmark.
I also have an account on Wattpad. If I have really short stories, I will put them there. There are minimum prices on Amazon, and I don’t think I can justify putting a 1500 word story for sale for $0.99, or whatever the minimum is at your local Amazon store.
When the situation seems hopeless, what can you do but set out to find a genie? Three wishes are what you need. But if all you can get is a demon, that must work just as well, right?
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A painting of a dying world
The day we decided to explore Old Man Peaslee’s place was the day we opened the gate to a dying world. It was the day I lost my friends and the day I lost my sanity. It may also be the day we lost our world to the monsters from beyond.
A painting of a dying world is a Lovecraftian horror short story that follows four young teenagers as they break into the home of the towns recently deceased recluse, where they find more than they had bargained for.
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These stories have to be in Danish, for reasons explained here. There is one Novella and one short story for now, but I have some ideas for more, if anyone is interested in reading them. If so, just let me know, that will motivate me a lot.
They are free on Apple Books, but because of the minimum prices on Amazon, I can’t make them that there.
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