New release: WN V.6, Ch.146

At last, another chapter release for you all! Here is Chapter 146: Saved by the Bell – enjoy!

I’m so sorry that it’s been, what 15 days?, since my last release… A lot has been going on. Work just won’t let up, my cat got sick, I had to leave for Japan again, I got sick… Currently, I’m shriveled up in a (rock-hard) hotel bed in Kobe with a cough that just won’t stop and a indisputable feeling that I will never have any sense of smell again… As always, I will try to make it up to you all as soon as possible but who know when that will be.

P.S. I really didn’t get what I expected when I googled “gif saved by the bell”… D.S.

 

Regular Release: DD ch.16

Well if it isn’t one thing, it’s the other. . . . First I had too much to do at work, and then I got the a fever and was knocked out for five days. . . . Sigh!

At least I’m blessed with understanding and supportive readers who don’t get mad at me for being slow! And I love you all for it! ❤

Anyway, here it is – after well over a month since the last one – the next Dimension’s Door chapter: Anomaly Detected – enjoy!

Sponsored Release: WN, V.6, Ch.142

First of, thank you for all the shout outs and well wishes people have sent since yesterday – it’s nice to know that people care. For those of you who didn’t read yesterday’s announcement and have been staying away from the news, there was a terror attack in central Stockholm, killing at least four people and seriously injuring several more when a truck was driven down one of our busiest shopping streets. I’m back in Sweden for a brief period so I had actually been at the exact place in question almost exactly 24h earlier. . . . What an odd feeling. . . .

But, today is a new day and I will go shopping in central Stockholm after lunch. It might seem like a silly thing to do and a bit of a shallow statement when people have lost their lives and all, but I refuse to let fear rule me – I refuse to let terror win. I will go to town, I will spend money in the stores that are otherwise likely to loose customers because of all this, and I will stop and pay my respects to those no longer among us.

peace

Right, on a brighter note!

I managed to get a chapter done early (like, 33 hours ahead of schedule!) so, sponsored by an anonymous donor well over a month ago, here is Chapter 142: Heart Strings – Enjoy!

Also, although I’m not permanently back in Sweden things have started to settle down a bit more. Thus, I will attempt to go back to the 1-sponsored-chapter/4-days schedule but I make no promises that it will succeed. As such, I will keep marking the next scheduled release 7 days from the present release for now, so as to not get anyone’s hopes up too high ^.^

I’m okay…

But the terror has reached Sweden… 

Today, just before 3 p.m. Swedish time, a madman (or woman) in a stolen beer truck drove down one of the most populated shopping streets in Stockholm, finally crashing into into the large shopping mall I visited less than 24h earlier. It is still unclear how many have been hurt or even killed by this, but the city is paralysed as trains and buses have stopped moving and people are asked to remain inside.

It’s a horrible thing. To think that there are people who wish to harm others, out of simple ignorance and hate. I cannot even begin to imagine the rage that is required for someone to think that the best way to for them to get their opinion across is to kill their fellow man! 

I would like to say that I’m angry, that I have nothing but hate for whoever did this awful thing – and the others who have done similar things before – but, as I write this, I only feel sad…

Sad for those who have lost their family members today. Sad for those who will feel unsafe when they leave their homes tomorrow. Sad for those innocent children who, years ago, came to this world as pure as anyone else, but somehow ended up in a truck, mowing down a steet with an intent to kill.

Tomorrow will be a hard day in Stockholm. Many will perhaps choose to stay home, shying away from the world and the dangers there. Others will be overwhelmed by anger and grief, desperate for someone to blame for what has happened. I can understand both reactions, but I hope that most will take the opportunity to turn to their fellow man and talk to them. The terror touches us all, one way or another, and when some choose violence to force our silence and “obedience”, only our solidarity and openness can guarenty their failure. 

Take care, and don’t let fear rule you.