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My First Free Kindle Short Story is Available

I am currently at the office looking out the window and it’s raining. It’s not like the day when I told you about my summer vacation and how it was like by the ocean at 9 pm. No, it’s nothing like that. The sun hasn’t been around for a long time, and the dark clouds are surrounding me.

clouds

But.

I am so happy with my new office. I am more creative outside, no doubt about that, but I do most of my writing when I’m in my office. And now, I’m finally finished with my first short story for the Kindle. The story is based on Suspense and Marketing – My Easter Experiment (I started writing when I was on vacation in Denmark during Easter). But the story ended up being very different.

The reason I started out with suspense in mind was probably because I’m also writing a novel about a serial killer (I’m writing it in Norwegian). But, the short story is more or less an experiment on how it’s like to publish my own stories on Amazon. This is not a project to make money, not at all.

The story

I am actually not sure if I should tell you that much about the story. It might ruin your experience. Let me just give you the brief description, the one I used at Amazon:

Bill wakes up to a voice that sounds all too familiar. But it can’t be. His head is hurting, he can’t move his arms or legs. And the voice keeps saying; dad, we’ve got 17 minutes left.

I have added some familiar names to the story. I have added names like Bill, Ruth, Mark, Adrienne, Carolyn and Ben. I won’t tell you who they are, but if you’ve been around my blog for awhile you probably know who they are.

Thank you

I have received some awesome help from several friends. I want to mention two people you’re already familiar with. Carolyn Nicander Mohr read the story and helped me correct a few things, and her feedback was very helpful. Craig McBreen designed the cover and I couldn’t have asked for better help and support.

Thank you.

Fuzzy is available for free

The name of the short story is fuzzy and the price is set to $0.99, but it’s available for free for five days. Please download it now, I want you to have it for free. I’d love feedback and a review at Amazon.

fuzzy cover

Download fuzzy at Amazon

Remember, this is my first story, and I am Norwegian. English is not my first language. But, I love writing, and I am doing my best. And I will get better, that’s a promise.

PS. If you don’t own a Kindle, you can download the Kindle app and use it on many different devices like on an iPad, your smartphone, or your computer.



34 responses to “My First Free Kindle Short Story is Available”

  1. Christo van Zyl says:

    Hi Jens,

    Just got the download… Will start the reading and let you know! Congratulations on getting your e-book out there!! Well done!

    Best regards,
    Christo

  2. Sergio Felix says:

    Hey Jens,

    Congratulations on finishing your kindle book. I just downloaded it so I’m already excited to start reading your first novel.

    I’ll also write a review as soon as I’m done with it, thank you and good luck man!

    Sergio

  3. Mark says:

    Awesome team you’ve assembled for your first ebook Jens!

    I’m excited to read it and give you some feedback : )

    Cheers to your new ebook!

  4. Carol Lynn says:

    Congratulations on your first short story! I will definitely check it out. The title and teaser alone are enough to get me hooked 🙂 For someone who’s native language is Norwegian, you write better than a lot of English-speaking people I know!

  5. Adrienne says:

    I’m so excited for you Jens and I can’t wait to read it. I have no doubt it’s going to be very entertaining. I’ve definitely downloaded it and can’t wait to dig in.

    Best of luck to you Jens!

    ~Adrienne

  6. Sherie says:

    Jens, it looks like a great read and I have just downloaded it! Congrats on getting your story out there and I wish you the best success with it!

  7. Stacy says:

    Congratulations on your ebook! I can’t wait to check it out! Great job with the teaser, it really inspires curiosity! 🙂

  8. Shamelle says:

    Congrats on getting your first story published. I browse the content and was intrigued.

    If I can make a suggestion… Change the book cover. Looking at the cover I was unable to say what sort of book it is or anything about it. These days you can use Fiverr and give a few sample covers you like along with the theme, color etc and you can get a good one done for about $5.

    • Hi Shamelle,

      That’s a great suggestion. I have actually thought a lot about the book cover. I am not sure if I did the right thing, but the reason for the cover is the title. The name is fuzzy, and the book cover is also fuzzy 🙂

      I’ll see how many people are downloading it, and I’ll adjust it if not enough people are reading it.

      Thanks a lot for your awesome comment and feedback.

  9. Hajra says:

    Congrats Jens! Off to download it now and will give my comment soon!

    I am so happy for you! 🙂

  10. Tim Bonner says:

    Hey Jens

    I downloaded the Kindle app to my iPhone and I now have your book. Looking forward to digging in.

    I wouldn’t change the cover at all by the way. It looks really cool – mysterious and kind of haunting. It draws you in to the title graphic.

    Tim

  11. Congratulations on your book, Jens. Great job. I’m sure you’re proud of this 🙂

  12. Sue Price says:

    Hi Jens
    Congratulations on your eBook. You must be very proud.
    I have my copy on my kindle right now. I will read it very soon and report back to you 🙂

    Well done

    Sue

  13. Lisa says:

    Congratulations Jens, if you don’t have a Kindle is there another way to download it? You must be so excited to have finished it.

    • Hi Lisa,

      Thanks a lot.

      You can use the kindle app/software (free) on your smartphone, iPad or on your computer. Just click on the link at the bottom of the post 🙂

      I hope you’ll get the chance to read it.

  14. Bill Dorman says:

    Your pic you have used for your post is exactly what I’m looking at right now outside my window. Yuck…….

    I have the book, just haven’t had a chance to read it yet; yes, I do recognize some of those names. Hopefully the serial killer doesn’t get me……..:). Did I tell you I’m fast….as in I can run fast……..

    Look forward to reading it, thanks for cutting it loose.

    • I thought it was sunny every single day of the year in Florida 🙂

      I’d love to hear your thoughts on the book. I have just uploaded a new version, one of the readers found some grammatical errors 🙂

      • Bill Dorman says:

        Yes, the bad weather was just passing through which is typical in the summer here. From my tweet, you can see it cleared up nicely by evening.

        I just finished another book, so you will be my next read; I will share my thoughts when done.

  15. Hey Jens,

    I guess it’s time for me to get the book … 😉

    Summer finally arrived in our neck of the woods. You and I see plenty of dark, gray skies, but that’s conducive to work, right?

    You, Sir are just cranking it out! Awesome!

  16. Woah. I just went to buy it for $.99 and Amazon told me I had already purchased it on my Kindle! Wow. I guess your writing appealed to me before I even knew you’d written the story! Now, I’m going to run and find it in my archives!

    And, congrats on your new endeavor; what a great switch for you … or are you still at university?

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