Short stories and poems
The Secret Writings of Ivan Christianson is a compellation of short stories and poems that have amassed over the past ten years within my various notebooks and computer files. I have collected the very finest of my stories and my very favorite poems and compiled a short yet substantial anthology. The subjects of my stories include: A marooned pirate captain and his final hours, A desperate husband’s revenge upon his adulterous wife, An insomniac’s night fancies and terrors, A cancer patient’s trials and his mysterious guardian angel, The triumphs and tribulations of hiring an assassin (as told through the employer, assassin and victims), and an insect destined for greatness. The poems I have arranged are mainly to do with love and loss. A few are simply fun works of art that I’d included to brighten up the mood of the book.
"When my eyes open, Iím soaked in sweat and my mouth is dry. It feels like my body has been set over a hot stove and my lips and mouth filled with cotton. I throw back the covers and take off my shirt. I rush to the window of my bedroom and open it. The cool, evening air rushes across my bare chest and the beads of sweat tingle, dancing in delight with the rush of wind. They flaunt their liquidity to the dry world before them. I climb back into bed and pull the covers up to my waist; Iím going to enjoy the breeze."