Drawing – The bad part of the woods

The bad part of the woods

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Short Story – Ett Ärende (An Errand)

[Original version first, translated version below.]

Det till synes irrationella i företaget störde henne inte. Hon hade för avsikt att leva ett så lyckligt liv som möjligt – att upprätthålla en jämnhög produktion av dopamin, serotonin, endorfin och så vidare –  och försökte fatta beslut i linje med detta. Det hon nu var på väg att göra skulle, hoppades hon, frammana en slags poetisk tillfredsställelse, utan negativa konsekvenser annat än en kostnad motsvarande två koppar cappuccino. Det var alltså en minst lika bra metod som andra, mer socialt accepterade; feelgoodfilmer. Välgörenhet. Kokain. Continue reading

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Drawing – Crowns Over You

Get a little closer, let fold.
Cut open my sternum, and pull
my little ribs around you.
The lungs of me be crowns over you.

So damn romantic.

Crowns Over You

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Drawing – Pineapple Girl

Any narrative connection you may imagine between this drawing and the previous one is entirely unintentional but fully endorsed.

Pineapple Girl

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Drawing – No wait please don’t go

No wait come back

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Drawing – The Old Faith

I’ve toyed around for quite a while with a concept for like a tv series or something which involves uncomfortably skinny naked people with horns doing creepy illegal things in seedy environments. Then I started watching True Detective and realized they’re already doing all those things except way better, so I guess I don’t have to get a career in scriptwriting after all. Whew.

Old Faith

 

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Short Story/Poem – We really must do this again sometime.

The leftmost one wanted oyster but ordered mussels instead.

The one to the right was tall but not too tall, and therefore the natural leader. When he talked about cars, cars were the thing they talked about. His daughter would bite at her cuticles when she was nervous, which was one of the reasons why she would never be loved. The man in the tweed suit had done things like that as a child, but not once since he learned how to drink. He knew twenty-eight jokes with which to excuse himself when he opened a bottle. Now he used the one about genies.

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Drawing – WiLD̢͞è̶B͟͞ȨE̵͟s̨̧T͏̷̨&quot

Drawn while listening to Passion Pit.

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Drawing – Little King

This required way more sketch work than it reasonably should have.

Little King

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Drawing – His wondrous steed

His wondrous steed

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Drawing – That Summer Feeling

I suck at living life but I think I’m getting pretty good at drawing it.

Summer Feeling

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Drawing – Brouhaha, aftermath

The world needs more unglamorous female action heroes.

Brouhaha aftermath

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Drawing – Aegea

Aegea

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Drawing – Popinjay

Have you heard of that Picasso dude? He’s made some kinda neat stuff.

Popinjay

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Short Story – Two point five minutes

The door behind Nadya slid shut with a satisfying thwup sound. She sat down, facing the display on the wall. A progress bar worked its way up to a hundred percent before fading away, and a female voice announced that the scan was complete. Nadya breathed in deep, twice, then opened her briefcase and took out the cleaver. A beautiful thing, bought two years prior at a market in Namwon. There were no decorative carvings or anything like that, but the shape of the blade had a pleasant balance to it. It wasn’t sterile, though that hardly mattered now, did it?
She laid the palm of her left hand flat on the floor and raised the knife with her right. She hesitated, and lowered it again. For a while she sat frozen like that. Cross-legged, taking shallow breaths, hovering the cleaver a few inches above the floor. Then in a single swift motion she raised it and brought it down hard.
The pain overwhelmed her. It hijacked her senses and replaced every thought and impression with a single blinding white visceral screech. Then it waned, or rather transcended. It became a numb, throbbing sensation that seemed to fill the world but left the front of her mind alone.
She opened her eyes. Inspected the mess with the same childlike curiosity that first inspired her to do it. She had failed to cut quite through the middle and ring finger, and had missed the pinkie altogether, but the index finger had come clean off. She took it up and studied it. Turned it over, weighed it in her palm, picked and scraped with her thumbnail at the parts poking out of the back end. She bounced it against a wall, then leaned over to pick it back up. In the next moment, she ceased to exist.

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