So instead, here is the full truth about how I came to write a ghost story, something I was sure I would never do. Back in August, I posted two photos on my blog and asked my readers what they wanted me to put in the story. Risky, I know, but also the funniest way to write a story.
The pictures are from Lodbjerg, a tiny village west of our place, right next to the wonderful North Sea (which is called the West Sea in Denmark, obviously).
What my imaginative readers wanted were a newlywed couple, a long-dead body, an empty brandy bottle and a pump which worked on its own accord. Oh, and something extraordinary in the shed. That was when I decided ghostly intervention was necessary, and "Heather Farm" was born, a short story of 3300 words.
I must say that even though I loved writing it, I didn´t take the story too seriously in the beginning, but I have realized that it is one of my readers´ absolute favourites, and why not, really? Some of the best temporary Nordic crime stories include ghosts and elements of the supernatural, and I think the setting and the story suit each other.
Are you curious - and can you stomach a young couple in love? Then it is good for you that I offer the story for free during the launch period of "Liquorice Twists" (May & June). Go to Smashwords and use the free coupon code EP59D.