A few years ago I started to write and publish short stories using a variety of pen names. In 2011, I wrote and published over a million words and I am now one of the world's most prolific short story authors - ever.
Recently I turned my hand to writing science fiction.
I love imagining what might be in the future, but it may not always be rosy so you tend not to see the hero saving the world on the last page on my stories.
I recently discovered that I am genetically a Saami. I suspect part of that identity, and the thousands of years of isolation from humankind in my genes, also comes out in some of my stories.
I write quickly, to tell a simple and entertaining story. I write so you can enjoy the story - not the grammar.
I don't follow the rule book, I write to communicate, to reach out to you.
I believe the more simple the story, the simpler the language, the more people will understand it.
I don't plan my stories - I put my fingers on the keyboard and let them tell the story - the ending often unfolds from my fingertips without even thinking what it might be.
My favourite sci-fi short stories of the ones I have published so far?
I really enjoyed writing 2094, it had been forming in my mind for many years.
In 2012, the cover of 2094 was sent to the edge of space on a hot air balloon and then returned - that was a great thrill.
The Multiverse Traveler is another favourite and I am tempted to continue on with it into other stories.
May I recommend, Androgyne, a recent addition to my bookshelf and a story I thoroughly enjoyed telling, and Avatar Gods which just felt amazing to write. I love the emotion it generates. It really adds to the atmosphere if you listen to the songs mentioned in the story.
Some of my ebooks are what I would call "Live Fiction". They are stories I have written, and published, that are based on a real life event that is happening on that very day.
For example, Killer Storm was written and published the same day as Hurricane Sandy hit the US East Coast. It is an unique niche story market.
I also recently entered a short story into a competition, it will be published soon, which was written the same day as Kevin Rudd regained the Prime Ministership in Australia. It is called Traffic Lights.
I enjoy listening to music as I write, it provides the stimulation for moods. Here is my writing playlist on Youtube, for those interested...
I hope you enjoy them.
For more information and to contact me, go to my website which is listed below.
Where to find Eero Tarik online
The Air Makers
In a future far, far away, human society dwells underground. The Air Makers are the most essential in society, but they live at the bottom of the ladder, barely surviving so that the elite may prosper. One day Erik stumbles upon a secret path that changes their world forever. Eero Tarik is one of the world's most prolific short story writers, as well as being a playwright and music artist.
Life - Robots
A short ten minute play that looks at the automation of jobs and the worker's perspective. Read it on the way to work, just don't laugh too much. Eero Tarik is one of the world's most prolific short story writers as well as being a playwright and music artist.
Once again Eero Tarik presents an outrageous short play for your enjoyment. The perfect accompaniment on your way to work this play takes you into Caesar's household as he entertains dinner guests. All your ideas of Roman life will be blown out of the water in this fast paced romp.
You thought you were safe - but you are not. In this outrageous assault on your senses, the author takes you on a fast paced Shakespearean styled romp that will have you laughing so hard you... well.. you know. This is guaranteed to make you laugh but don't read it on the way to work - they will think you are nuts.
Fembot Wars - Susan's Diary
This is the third title in the series, Fembot Wars, it is written as a play for dramatic effect. Susan, the Fembot God, is reflecting on progress after the war against the humans. The humans are now gone, the planet Earth in ruins. Susan is confused, troubled by the idea that she may be judged poorly by the future.She drifts in and out of conversations with herself, the fembots and unknown others.
Life - the supermarket
A short ten minute play featuring a couple in a supermarket. This play may be performed by educational and amateur groups. It is a great read on the way to work.
Life - The Unemployment Agency
This is a short ten minute play designed for amateur and educational based theatre groups. It is humorous, fast paced and provocative and will give you a laugh on the way to work.
The Lesbian Man
A short play about a gay couple and one of their 'extra' activities.
Fembot Wars - Fembot One
The fembot's popularity has seen them alienate human women. Retaliation is planned but who is really in control as war erupts? The second instalment in the Fembot Wars series.
This short play, a ten minute play, is outrageous in its comic humour. A quick read on the way to work, you will never forget it.
The Day God Returned
This is a short play that looks at the day God returns and sits down and has a chat with a patron of the local pub. Funny and thought provoking for those with an open mind. Can you handle it?
What Is Love?
This short play brings together the virtual and real lives of two online lovers and asks the question, what is love? Do you know the answer?
They had only recently met, yet the strong connection between them was to ignite a series of events that would change human history. The first humans to travel through time were lovers and prepared to risk all, and each other, for their journey to succeed. When Vesna pressed the button she had no idea what would become of her whilst her lover waited - but neither expected what was to come.
He was a lonely man, devastated by his wife's recent decision to leave him for another man. He was all alone on his rock, just him and the stars above - but then a funny thing happened and minutes later he was sitting next to the most amazing device to influence humankind. Stefan touched it, and soon he was leading humankind down a new path, to a new future in the stars.
The Time Traveller and the Edge of the Universe
The third in the Time Traveller series by the master of visionary time travel sci fi. One minute you will be rolling on the floor laughing, the next you will be on the edge of your seat as the mystery unfolds in this short novella. Packed with outstanding vision about the universe and multiverses this story weaves through sci fi, mythology and religion as it packs its surprise punch ending.
The Time Traveller and Rochelle
First there was The Adventures of Sandee and Donna, a top 40 hit. Now the sequel is here as Eero Tarik weaves the characters into a fast paced adventure across the multiple universes. Why did the humans vanish? Why did the gods vanish? This novella will have you laughing hysterically one moment, then leave you shocked the next as it challenges the essence of your human existence. Are you brave?
Fembot Wars - Prelude
It was always going to happen once the technology had developed enough - men would create female robots for their company and prefer them over women. Society reached a compromise, but neither side was happy, and neither side knew where it would take them all. There were some humans who wanted to be rid of all fembots, there were fembots who had a vision, a plan for a world free of humans.
It was just like any other flight, on any other day - except it vanished into thin air, and all the 21st centuries technologies could not find it for many days. A short piece of 'live fiction' that speculates on where the Ghost Flight might be.
The Adventures of Sandee and Donna
A rollicking sci-fi, time travel, lesbian romance that will have you laughing so hard you fall off your seat - and leave you wondering if government is run as bad as this. Set in the future this fast paced novel will excite you, amuse you and leave you shaking your head. Join Sandee and Donna as they meet and embark on their romantic adventure -but what is real?
This short story was originally published for a competition that had a word limit of 1,500 words and is an example of live fiction - it was written and published on the day of the event happening. The story involves a major event in Australian political history during 2013.
21st Century Erotica
Over the last five years more books have been banned, censored, prevented from being published or dissuaded from publishing than in all of human history that has gone before. As a generation, we are the greatest censors in human history. This eBook explores this censorship through three short stories of how erotica might look when this era of censorship has done its work.
A collection of the author's first ten sci fi short stories - challenging, humorous, visionary and thought provoking. This is science fiction short story telling at its best. From future worlds, to future humans, from the darkness of space to the darkness of human behaviour. Explanations of how time travel works, explanations of how multiverses work - this edition brings you science, and fantasy.
The Loneliest Sami
They were the loneliest of all peoples, isolated from humankind for thousands of years as their diaspora took them driving north, further and further. And yet just as they were excluded from mainstream society, so too did they exclude their own. He was the loneliest of them all, he was the loneliest Sami. A short story of imagination.
Going To Eurovision
If you have ever watched the Eurovision Song Contest on TV, you have probably wondered what it might be like going there. This year my family did just that, going from Australia to Malmö to see the world’s largest annual music event. This is my story of going to Eurovision - what its like, what you see and what it will be like in Denmark in 2014. If you cant get there, this is how amazing it is!
Avatar Gods ~ Alpha Centauri
The Utopians continue their Exodus, teleporting in half light year steps to the Alpha Centauri system. Stopping first at Proxima Centauri they are stunned to learn the truth about one of the planets. Then when they progress to Alpha A, Afroditee feels the strong presence from one of the planets and finally makes contact, with surprising results. Visionary - imaginative - fast paced sci fi.
The Death of Imagination
This short story was inspired by an interaction between the author and a writer's association. It reflects upon how in human society we all find ways to exclude others, we find ways to limit, to narrow the vision and to choke imagination. Even when you have a group of imaginative people, bureaucracy evolves and shuts the door on free spirited minds. This story aims to open that door, for someone.
1000 Grains of Love
Love - so beautiful, so precious and yet so easily squandered.
We all fall in love thinking our love is forever, it is endless.
But it is not, Eros only gives you 1000 grains of love for your romance.
This is a unique, mythical short story that explains how Eros works.
The ultimate gift for any couple in love.
Essential reading for anyone in love - and for anyone who thinks they know about love.
Avatar Gods - Exodus
This is the second in the Avatar Gods series.
Having defeated the USA in the Freedom War, the Utopians are swamped with migration requests. But Afroditee,and her closest colleagues, are wary of the human tide and make plans to go further into space.In despair of humankind, she leads them to Mars, but after a few years of peace the US destroys their base, forcing retaliation, and the Exodus begins.
Ein Besuch Von Gott
Es war ein ruhiger Samstagnachmittag für Sven gewesen, er lag nur auf dem Sofa rum, sah Fußball und chillte.
Dann plötzlich wurde das Fernsehbild schwarz und eine bärtige Gestalt sprach zu Sven - es war Gott.
Verfolge Svens unfassbar lustiges Abenteuer mit Gott in dieser temporeichen Kurzgeschichte, die dich bis zum Schluß lachen lässt.
A challenging short story about the future migration of humans to a virtual world,and their struggle against the US government.These lovers of freedom, who are living in their own Utopia,a space based virtual world,rally behind the stunningly beautiful Afroditee and her Temple of the Avatar Gods as they declare war on the US and change human history forever.Bright - fast - imaginative - emotional.
She only had half an hour for lunch,and it was bitterly cold outside.Forgetting the risks,she walked briskly down to the 54th street intersection but half way across she was hit by lag,and stopped dead in her tracks like all those around her.Even though she loved her government, the lag annoyed her,surely they could fix it.A fast paced short story about a future world, with an unexpected ending.
The Man From GOD
The Galactic Empire had elected a new Emperor, Adam Smith from Earth - but nobody had ever heard of it. The Commander is sent to collect the new Emperor,learning the etiquette of Earth habits on the way from his cultural experts.But,sadly,the humans haven't received the messages sent in advance and things don't go as planned.
A humorous look at galactic affairs by Eero Tarik with a twisted ending.
Diese futuristische Kurzgeschichte spielt im Jahr 2133, nach der Gier, nach dem Zusammenbruch, nach dem Großen Sterben, als die menschliche Bevölkerung auf weniger als 500 Millionen geschrumpft ist und die Zahl der Frauen die der Männer im Verhältnis 4:1 übersteigt. Die einzigen, die sich noch fortpflanzen können, sind männliche Androgyne.Eine einzigartige Story.
It had been many decades later than most had envisaged but, finally, humans were landing on Mars. A global audience excitedly counted down the seconds until the lander touched down on the dusty red planet’s surface. The seven astronauts were soon going about their activities on their first day on Mars - it would be a day humankind would never forget.
A Visit From God
It had been a quiet Saturday afternoon for Sven, he was just lying around on the sofa watching the football and chilling out.
His wife was away for the weekend, he was all alone and he was loving it! He had a cold beer in one hand, TV remote in the other and a bowl of snacks in front of him. He was in heaven.
And then the TV went blank and a bearded figure spoke to Sven - it was God.
This futuristic short story is set in 2133,after the Greed,after the Collapse,after the Great Dying when the human population has been reduced to less than 500 million and women outnumber men 4 to 1. The only ones capable of reproducing are male androgynes,unique beings who have been modified over 3 generations.A love story set in a challenging time for humankind, with an uncertain future.
100 Word Ladders
Bored? Want a mental challenge? Why not try our Word Ladders? We have put together 100 Word Ladders from simple 3 letter word puzzles that can be completed in three steps to complex 6 letter word puzzles that take up to 19 steps to complete. You will find something for everyone. Answers to each Word Ladder are listed at the end of the ebook. Many hours of fun and torment for everyone.
Twelve years after a once in a hundred year super storm, Hurricane Tammy suddenly changed direction and headed towards New York, on election day.Whilst a combination of freak conditions exaggerated the impact of the storm, its impact would change the direction of American society as its citizens finally got the message from Mother Nature.
Each week a group of hopeful entrepreneurs would come to the den in the hope of attracting an investment from the tycoons.And then a young man named Peace stood before them with a personal force field device seeking their investment - or was he? Was he after their money, or was he just teasing them, and the audience, to join him on the greatest journey in human history - a journey to the stars.
Dining on Humans
The representative of the Galactic Council arrived with a simple trade deal. One million humans for the live meat trade with the Antarans, in exchange for the most modern fold space ship, along with the life of the leader of the nation agreeing to the deal.
Would a government be able to put together a deal in twenty four hours? Would a business consortium succeed?
As Earth searched for planets, they came across one orbiting a sun they called Gliese. Messages were sent to Gliese, but unfortunately the recipients had no idea what the communications meant.
Twenty year later the spaceship from Gliese appeared in orbit around Earth and began to rebroadcast the message they had received from Earth.
Eurovision 2013 - Learning Swedish
Eurovision, the world's most popular annual song contest, will be held in the Swedish city of Malmö in 2013.
Eurovision fans from around the world will flock there - here is your simple guide to this amazing event, including the history of Eurovision and, of course, some help in learning the basics of the Swedish language! Oh, and we tell you how to pick the winner of the event as well!
Marianne was an exceptional woman. She was the Chief Empire Futurologist, the person responsible for advising the Emperor of the statistical probability of anything occurring - no matter how large or small. She was so talented that she had an agenda of her own. And when the Emperor Feminine was about to say 'I do' at his wedding, Marianne ensured they were the last words he, and his Empire, spoke.
The Stupidity of eBook Reviews
If you write or buy ebooks you probably pay attention to the ebook review systems that exist - you shouldn't.
This short expose details how easily people manipulate the ebook review systems - and for a variety of reasons, and how meaningless a process it is.
When an author can buy a favourable review for a few cents, is the review system worth the effort?
The Girl and the Collar
Jenny was a normal sort of girl and confused about life and all it offered.
At a weekend away in the country to get her head together, the room suddenly becomes bright and a creature appears. It throws her a pair of glasses and a silver band that changes her life and the destiny of humankind forever.
Wearing the two items gives her amazing abilities, and an insight into the journey we must take.
Thousands of years ago a group of humans, for their own benefit, had entered into an agreement.Nobody alive in the 21st century knew anything about this, but they soon did when a familiar figure came out of the heavens to demand repayment of the debt.
The debt was due and payable in human lives, but how to decide who would be given up to be enslaved for an eternity.
Imagine you are sitting watching TV and a woman suddenly appears before you out of thin air...
Imagine she tells you she is a time traveler...
Imagine she then inconveniences you by dying in your loungeroom...
What do you do with the body?
The massive spaceship appeared out of nowhere and soon descended to hover over the east coast.Whilst the academics and military considered a response the bountiful harvest commenced.
But the visitors were honest traders and they gladly left a very generous gift for humankind, one that would speed development. Sadly, for humankind, they couldn't read the instructions.
The convention room came to order as the Chairman of the world’s largest media conglomerate spoke. He was an old man now, a man who had waged and won many battles over a sixty year career. Then there was a loud booming voice. "Excuse me everyone,this is God, the elite have exceeded the maximum allowable concentration of wealth. To rectify this situation the game will be reset in five seconds..."
The Prophet of New York
Marina was just going about her business, head down trying to fight against the freezing cold of the January morning as she went to work. Then she bumped into him, he held out a simple piece of paper, it read...Some speak of Love by opening their mouths,Some speak of Love by opening their pockets,Some speak of Love by opening their hearts,
And some speak of Love not at all.
He was the Prophet.
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on July 19, 2013
Congratulations Kate on an excellent debut story. Now that you have your first sales - welcome to the world of professional authors.
As a believer in multiverses, I thoroughly enjoyed this work. Imaginative, interesting and well written. I am sure we all look forward to reading more of your works in your long and successful career.