Mika Paananen lives in Finland Proper with wife, son and a young furry ball loaded with razor blades called 'Ace'. Born 1965 and having been engineering in computer and telecommunications industry as well as in mediawork, author has an extremely dim view of current world, which makes the research and authoring of the past much easier and, what's best, funnier. Besides, nothing beats reading of Sir Walter Scott, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, M.R.James, Roald Dahl and others, in convenient weather and chair in sunny backyard. And why not inside during the thunderstorms.
This author has declared that he refuses to grow up.
Dive into good old ghost tales and follow timeline from modern day weird plumbers through old lady seeking his love lost in WWII; from early photographer of supernatural in New York through shipping clerk in London and finally sink into odd adventures of old soldiers of 18th century. Four short stories and a novella intended to entertain in good old fashioned way.
Welcome to the satirical world where you may not find anything satirical because the satire itself is turning into reality as we speak. Have a paranoid touch into characters and system running our needs in three indifferent stories.
Join our Archibald, the Gusto Gargoyle, in watching the odd show unravel:
Meet the brave odd world in three odd short stories: A metropolitan shark makes a deal with another cell phone operator against company policy. In second story a volunteering university student gets a poor review from modern values. In third story the brave new generation earning their income experiences a slight setback.
A traditional gothic horror story from 18th century England sets up an arena for a wornout village priest and an ambitious astronomer, in the time when western celestial science was young. Old patient christianity is mixed with good intentions and personal ambitions as innocent, less educated community is drawn back to lands they once feared.