Silouette of a man Aak fictionspawn

Definitely Alive (Audio story)

Frank’s dream is to bring the dead back to life. He experiments with insects, and moves on to lizards and mice. Humans are his goal. He learns he’s playing a dangerous game.

You can listen to the video below, or check out my post on steemit where the video version is published in written form.

This story was originally published in two parts here on Fictionspawn Monsters, and was later re-edited into one. You can read it here: Revive

Gothic meeting. Aak fictionspawn

Lost Faith (Audio story)

He has lost all faith in humanity. He sits in darkness when someone comes by. She tells him she can help.

The original version is called Lost Faith in Humanity, and can be read here. Listen to the video below, or follow this link to Steemit.com@fictionspawn to read the re-edited video version.

A library. Aak fictionspawn

Structures of Reality (Audio story)

Mirk is going to a school far outside of town to study his mathematics studies. He walks all day, and does not arrive until night fall. He realises things are not what they seem. 

Another version of this story is published in written form earlier on Fictionspawn Monsters, called Uncountable Numbers. You can listen to the story here, or read the new rewritten version on Steemit.com@fictionspawn

Saber tooth cat. Aak fictionspawn

Saber Tooth Beasts (Audio story)

A stone-age tribe is threatened on all sides. An enemy tribe chased them from their land, and a killer beast is lurking in  the forest. 

This story was originally posted in two parts, Saber Tooth Beast and Saber Toothe Beasts. It has been re-edited (a lot) before the recording, and the full edited version is published in written form on my steemit-account, with audio and a couple of sketches.

Sketch of an owl. Aak fictionspawn

Inspiration, Research and Ideas

On Thursday, I was stuck. I had started several stories, and they weren’t going anywhere.

After pulling my hair in frustration for quite some time I went for a walk. Where I live there’s an old, spectacular Arab castle just up the hill, with a forest-like park in the hillside underneath. As I was walking up in the light from the streetlamps I heard two little owls calling each other. I stopped. Stood there, between trees and ancient ruins. There it was. Inspiration.

I walked home down the narrow roads…

A man writing a letter. Aak fictionspawn

Some Sketches and Thoughts on the Story Process

My stories usually starts out with a plot idea. Sometimes just in my head, watching a movie, talking to friends or just walking down the road, but maybe more often sitting down writing anything that comes to my head until something interesting arrives. Other stories take shape writing about a character until something happens.

Sometimes I make a sketch first, but I’m usually more satisfied with the stories based on a written idea, or an idea process of…