My Fiction Writing


Short Stories and Novels by Stefan Stenudd

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Writing is a way of thinking. My novels are often born out of a question - of such a complex or intricate nature that a whole book is needed to form the answer. Somewhere along the line of writing the novel, I usually forget the initial question, but when the manuscript is finished - then it hits me: there's the answer, such as it is.

       I believe that if it were possible to shorten this answer, I would have written a that much shorter novel - down to one single sentence, ideally. Mostly, that is not possible. Not to me, anyway.

Writing is a way of dreaming. It is strange how the construction of the novel becomes so concrete one can even smell its scents, stumble on its paving stones, get soaked by its rain, yes, be overcome by its intensified form of reality. The novel truly becomes in some sense more real than so called reality, sharper and more plausible.

       In that way writing is like living - many lives.

       I am greedy. One single life, no matter how long or rich, is not enough for me. When I see people pass by my table at a street cafe, when I gaze at all the lit windows of an apartment building in the evening, when I watch strangers join and greet each other at a railway station - then this greed burns inside of me. I want to live all those lives.

       In my novels, this is exactly what I do.

       Most of my novels so far are only published in Swedish. But below are two that I translated into English. More will come.

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All's End, science fiction novel by Stefan Stenudd.

All's End

A science fiction novel of mine, published both in Swedish and English. Here's the first chapter of it - in English.

Occasionally I Contemplate Murder, by Stefan Stenudd.

Occasionally I Contemplate Murder

A complete book online, on the elusive meaning of life and death. The book has been published in both Swedish and English.

Chapter One

The first chapters of a new novel in the making. Click the header to read it and let me know what you think. Maybe you can even figure out what the novel is about. I add chapters as I go along in the writing. It's quite irregular, which is normal for me.

Body. Digital art by Stefan Stenudd.


Vaguely erotic short stories. And I mean vaguely. I wrote a couple and have a few more in the back of my head. Don't hold your breath, though. Click the header to read them.

Video recitals

I wrote a bunch of poems. Some of them I call syllable poems, because they are made up of one-syllable words only. Others are not. And then, there is one made up of single letter words... They can be found on this website. I also video filmed my recitals of some of it. Click the header to explore it. Click the video image to see my recital of the first pages of Occasionally I Contemplate Murder, mentioned above.

Other stuff


The organization of Swedish authors.


Scandinavian literature online.


World classic literature online.


World literature online.


Libris, the Swedish royal library search engine.


The Library of Congress, USA.

My Tweets

Fiction by Stefan Stenudd.

My Fiction

All's End science-fiction
Murder contemplation
Chapter One and on of a new novel
Waves short stories
Video recitals
My books
Fabulous fiction
My publisher
My Swedish writing

My Fiction Books

All's End, science fiction novel by Stefan Stenudd.

All's End

Science fiction novel about a quest through the universe for a perfect world. Click the image to see the book at Amazon.

Occasionally I Contemplate Murder, by Stefan Stenudd.

Occasionally I Contemplate Murder

Thoughts on life, death, and the meaning of it all, explored by anecdotes and mythological fragments. Click the image to see the book at Amazon.


All about the peaceful Japanese martial art.

A system of jo (staff) and ken (sword) exercises for aikido students.

My paintings, drawings, photos and video art.

My writing - fiction as well as non-fiction.

What the Greek philosophers thought about the cosmos, the gods and the myths.

Myth, its psychology and archetypes.

Essays on various intriguing topics.

My blog with random thoughts.

My bio.

My Other Websites

Myths in general and myths of creation in particular.

Qi (also spelled chi or ki) explained and exercises to increase it.

An encyclopedia of life energy concepts around the world.

The wisdom of Taoism and the Tao Te Ching, its primary source.

The ancient Chinese system of divination and free online reading.

Tarot card meanings in divination and a free online spread.

The complete horoscope and how to read it.

Zodiac sign astrology, explaining each sign and its meaning.

My Facebook page.

My Twitter account.

My Amazon Author page.

My YouTube account with aikido videos.

My YouTube account Aravadia, with art videos and poetry.

My Swedish website.

My Books

Click the header to get to the webpage where I present all my books in English. Click an image below to go to that book's page on Amazon.

All's End, science fiction novel by Stefan Stenudd. Tao Te Ching - The Taoism of Lao Tzu Explained, by Stefan Stenudd. Tao Quotes - The Ancient Wisdom of the Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu.
Cosmos of the Ancients, by Stefan Stenudd. Occasionally I Contemplate Murder, by Stefan Stenudd. QI - increase your life energy, by Stefan Stenudd.
Attacks in Aikido, by Stefan Stenudd. Aikido Principles, by Stefan Stenudd. Aikibatto, by Stefan Stenudd.
Life Energy Encyclopedia, by Stefan Stenudd. Tarot Unfolded, by Stefan Stenudd. Your Health in Your Horoscope, by Stefan Stenudd.

About me
I'm a Swedish writer of fiction and non-fiction books in both Swedish and English. I'm also an artist, an historian of ideas and a 7 dan Aikikai Shihan aikido instructor. Click the header to read my full bio.