Hans Brouwer


Working as a translator/copywriter I have decided to try my hand at English short stories. Comments are welcome, I am not a native English speaker, no doubt I use some 'strange' English...;-)

Smashwords Interview

When did you start writing?
Wow, that is sometime ago. Nowadays I am near the senior citizen age. I recall having written a novel in my teens. Looking back it was a very naive science-fiction story about a space ship crash-landing on an unknown planet and the passengers trying to survive. Lots of adolescent ideas about love and human interaction as a teenager, or me at least, would see this.
Why did you start writing?
Well, that was mainly because in my youth I read a lot, mostly SF and Fantasy, and there were not a lot of books in that genre in my native language, Dutch. Most books I read were from the local library and their collection did not grow very much, so at some point I decided to write my own stories.
Later in life I started to play role playing games in the dragons-and-dungeons setting and wrote a few articles on why there were hardly any settings in today's world or SF RPG's. These articles were met with some enthusiasm. I created an RPG system based in an SF setting and ran a campaign. I wrote some session logs about that campaign, which were quite popular. All in all I liked writing, but lost interest in it for quite some time.
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I Accidentally Ate The Whole Thing
Price: Free! Words: 490. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(2.00 from 1 review)
This story was written for a contest, had to be less than 500 words and had to start with the first sentence. An absurd conversation between two men about.. yeah, about what, actually? EDIT: Changed how the dialogue was presented(bold and italics), because it gave too much trouble to advance to premium. Edited two words.

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