Of Doctors and E-books

Mr Icken felt damp all over. To make up for it, his mouth was as dry as dust and his tongue was at least twice its normal size. He rubbed his hands on his thighs. It did not help. He licked his lips and mumbled his problem to the doctor.

‘I’m sorry Mr Icken,’ said the doctor, ‘I didn’t quite catch that.’

Mr Icken heaved a sigh. The doctor’s hands lay neatly folded on the table. Mr Icken looked at them as he tried again.

‘I said, I’m,’ he swallowed, ‘I’m turning into a chicken.’

These are the first couple of lines of ‘Mr Icken’, a humorous/absurd short story in eight pages. The whole story can now be bought in an e-book version on axio.dk for 12.50 dkk which is the same as 1.4 GBP or 2.2 USD.

It is a Danish site, but if you just follow the green buttons (“Læg i kurv”, “Gå til kurv”, “Fortsæt”) and fill in your billing information under “Ny kunde”=”New customer”, you should be all right.

Of course, you could also make google translate the entire page…

I would be very grateful for the donation 🙂

Please tell all your friends, and tell me:

What would you do if you were turning into a chicken?

Leave a comment


  1. Scriptor Obscura

     /  February 10, 2012

    Inspired by Kafka’s Metamorphosis much? Except instead of turning into a cockroach, the guy is turning into a chicken. Were you inspired by Kafka’s Metamorphosis at all? Because that’s what this reminded me of as soon as I read it. Sounds interesting.

    • I might have been, subconsciously.
      It’s been a couple of years since I read Metamorphosis, but I was not actively thinking of it when I wrote ‘Mr Icken’.

      Thank you for reading 🙂

  2. Great idea to sell one of your stories as e-book! A good way to ask for support for your work.

  3. Can Mr. Icken bring back my 2 chickens I lost last week to predators? Seriously, Adorable story. Thanks for liking my ugly steps photo post. made my day.


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