Stefan Stenudd
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, a historian of ideas and an aikido instructor.


All's End


Chapter One



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Cosmos of the Ancients, by Stefan Stenudd.

Cosmos of the Ancients
The Greek philosophers and what they thought about cosmology, myth, and the gods, by Stefan Stenudd. Click the image to see the book at Amazon.

Tao Te Ching - The Taoism of Lao Tzu Explained, by Stefan Stenudd.
Tao Te Ching
The Taoism of Lao Tzu Explained. The great Chinese classic, translated and extensively commented by Stefan Stenudd. Click the image to see the book at Amazon.

Life Energy Encyclopedia, by Stefan Stenudd.
Life Energy Encyclopedia
by Stefan Stenudd. Qi, prana, spirit, and other life forces around the world explained and compared. Click the image to see the book at Amazon.

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Chapter 14

A new novel in the making.

A New Novel in the Making

I'm working on a new novel. Here's the 14th chapter of it. Let me know what you think about it. You find a Facebook comment form below the text. I post each new chapter when it is completed. The first chapter is here: Chapter One

Like a Rat

Thomas' room is completely dark. There is some rattle. Then the bedside lamp is turned on. Fred stands by it with his hand on the switch and looks around, a bit drowsy. He is in his shorts, with his T-shirt and socks on. He checks under the bed, where Reuben lies staring back at him with wide open eyes.

"You really don't sleep at night, do you?"

"Never," Reuben replies. "What about you?"

"How could I, with you here? I'll keep the lamp on."

Suddenly Fred shoots out his arm to grab Reuben, but he escapes by sort of bouncing out of reach. He doesn't get up, but Fred would need to get in under the bed to catch him.

"You're quick. Like a rat. Maybe that's what you are?"

There is no reply from Reuben. He lies still, watching Fred with a blank expression on his face.

"I know it would upset Caroline, who thinks you're as innocent as angels, but I'm tempted to give you a punch in the face - for biting her. You're afraid of that, aren't you? Afraid I'll beat you up."

Reuben gives no response at all.

"Well, you should be. I'm still considering it. Don't forget that."

Fred lies down on the floor, keeping his eyes on the dark area under the bed. Reuben's body is little more than a shadow, but his wide open eyes are visible. So is his pale face.

"You are kind of spooky. I bet you like to hear that."

"I have heard it before."

"I warn you - don't try anything! I'll sleep with one eye open, if I sleep at all."

© Stefan Stenudd, March 2014

Chapter 15

All the chapters posted so far:
  1. Light and Dark

  2. Mumbles

  3. Don't Touch

  4. Not a Word

  5. Swings

  6. He Talked to Me

  7. Was It Quick?

  8. Flossing, Too

  9. The Lower Canines

  10. Two Dots

  11. The Creep

  12. The Goth Stuff

  13. Nine Months

  14. Like a Rat

  15. Morning

  16. Some Things Take Forever

  17. If He Doesn't

  18. One Little Thing

  19. Another One

  20. Playing It Safe

  21. The Netherworld

  22. Never Grow Old

  23. It Sounds Trite

  24. Dying Is Terrible

  25. Just Kids Playing

  26. He Didn't Know

  27. Maybe the Only One

  28. I Don't Hear It

  29. Honesty

  30. Secrets

  31. I Care

  32. Treacherous Longevity

More books by Stefan Stenudd

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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.