Translator: Kira Josefsson
Author: Arne Dahl
Year of Publication: 2019
Short story by bestselling author Arne Dahl, published as part of Novellix’s Swedish Crime box.
I slam the door open. This room is bigger, brighter. In the distance, a clearing of light: flashing, piercing, corrosive. A door of pure light. A double door of divine brightness. The whiteness outside. Explosive, but alluring. More shelling, at a greater distance, it has to come from machine guns. But who are they shooting at? Was I hit? Am I dead?