I wrote this already in 2011, but didn't publish it then. I had this idea that Oskar went through a catharsis in the pool, and emerged cleansed and free of all old grudge. A new life
, you know. I also wasn't convinced that Eli would do this to Oskar, effectively making him a murderer driven by hate (as opposed to driven by hunger and necessity).
Still, I liked the idea and the story, and when I came to think about it yesterday I decided to publish it anyway. I also may have changed my mind about both Oskar's new life and about Eli a bit in the meanwhile...
Wolfchild wrote: ↑
Tue Jan 26, 2021 12:47 am
This is a pretty cool idea. I wonder how Oskar's reaction would change depending upon how long it has been since the train ride to Karlstad?
Yes, that's an interesting perspective. I originally had the idea that this event took place soon after Karlstad, but maybe not. Maybe instead Oskar had been haunted by Jonny's ghost for many ears, decades even, before Eli decided to help him this way?