This is what this site is all about: Writing.
In his pre-Covid-era quest to win an indictment for crimes against the English language, Troim used to write fiction. As his output needed to go someplace, the admin created this site back in 2014. It serves as repository for free short stories and as back-up location for work that until 2019 could aspire to be referred to as in progress.
Former Work in Progress
“Beautiful Potholes”: Troim’s 2019 NaNoWriMo project barely counts as fiction, there’s a lot of infotainment involved. But it’s aliens discovering Lagos by means of Google StreetView, Wikipedia and YouTube, which qualifies the plot as SciFi.
By an unfortunate coincidence, the hero of this story happens to be an Ukrainian who ends up impersonating a Nigerian for online gig purposes. A plot that had a fair chance to be considered amusing in the time before the tragic escalation of Russian-Ukrainian war, a violent change of circumstances in Kyiv and global increase of Ukraine awareness has been shelved, at least until an armistice is achieved, more probably forever.
Formerly Upcoming projects
Fully plotted and partly casted, the following plots wait for their slot:
- Capacity Constraints Recovery from the dark matter research stress of the Plugger Stuff is a precondition for one more look at the frontier of textbook physics. About time…
- Toe Factor Positive Less imminent future than Think-o-mat, more genetics than neurology, lots of (hopefully well hidden) sociology. With neighbours like these, who needs aliens? On second thoughts: Being aliens, that sounds very much like something Toe Factor Positives would do.
- Jumpers Intra- and intergalactic traveling, one more innovation. If a cat in a box can be both… Troim has yet to come up with a plausible way for humanity to survive this encounter, but the mode of transport is flashy. Very flashy. Too flashy to let the idea go to waste. Flashy and fast. Mostly fast, actually. Faster than the mode of traveling in Plugger Stuff. Very, very, very fast. Which is a must, considering the distances involved.
- Blissful Mediocrity No time travel with Troim, plain old archeology will have to do. Three scientists from the Medioud era get punished for their lack of diligence. Instead of pursuing their cutting edge neuroendocrine research, they have to contribute to the Historical Failures Awareness project. Yuck.
Why register garbage? Why bother about copyright for something that most probably will never find any audience, never mind a paying one?
Because it is possible. And the certificates do look cool, if in a resolutely vintage ink-meets-paper way. Scientifically minded readers who won’t believe one can officialize a pile of amateurishly written rubbish may check the library of congress for Troim Kryzl. Yes, one can.