I had fun with this one!
It’s okay, I’m almost done with the whole fanboy episode. But, if you’re not done, and you’d like to see how I celebrated the release of Top Gun: Maverick, then the following blurbs and links might be of interest.
If not, just hit the brakes, and let this post fly right by.
Yeah, couldn’t resist that one! 😉
I wrote two short stories inspired by Top Gun, but wholly different in a Greenlandic kind of way.
I’m always playing around with new characters and new ideas, so starting with some art, I created Lieutenant Ukaliina Nakinngi, call sign Sled Dog.
She’s a bit of a character, to say the least.
Here are the first two short stories. The first one is free.
A bet is a bet and for Lieutenant Ukaliina “Sled Dog” Nakinngi, even the worst odds are preferable to losing. But the creative and intuitive fighter pilot from Greenland has yet to lose a bet, and doesn’t intend to start anytime soon.
There’s a little more art and description on the page for Broken Arrow.
I had fun writing this one, feverishly writing before racing in to Sønderborg to see the movie, and then finishing it when I got home. I crawled into bed around 4 a.m. just as the birds decided it was time to get up.
When terrorists threaten an adventure cruise ship with a missile from a hacked drone, the passengers’ only hope is a mothballed jump jet and a daredevil pilot with the call sign Sled Dog.
And once again, you’ll find a little more on the Call Sign “Sled Dog” page.
I got a bit worried when I read a review saying there were drones in the new Top Gun film, but fortunately there were none. At least, no more than a mention.
That’s it for now. I’ll leave you alone and move swiftly back to Greenland stories, or “other stuff” as I release it.
I hope you have fun with Ukaliina!
So, if everything goes to plan, and corona doesn’t get in the way… again… I am watching Top Gun: Maverick right now! We usually get a premiere a day early in Denmark.
Like it or loathe it, Top Gun continues to be one of my favourite and most watched movies. I was 13 when Top Gun came out and am still gutted that my mum saw it in the cinema and I had to wait to see it on a rented VHS half a year or so later.
Not this time!
Thirty-some years later I can see the sequel in the movie theatre! And I mean right now. This very minute. 🙂
Which, for me, anyway, is cause for a little literary celebration. So if you can cope with yet another short story from Greenland, you might find Call Sign “Sled Dog” interesting, if a little tongue-in-cheek, and more than a little Greenlandified. Yeah, it’s a word! 😉 If all the timing goes to plan, the eBook pre-order goes live while I’m watching the film.
Yeah, I know, I’m geeking out!
Just a little.
But if you can’t wait for the pre-order, or you’re curious but not entirely convinced, then why not have some fun with a free concept story? Check out Broken Arrow, introducing Lieutenant Ukaliina “Sled Dog” Nakinngi. 😉
Not sure if I’ve reached maximum fanboy capacity yet, but I think you’ll agree, it’s not for lack of trying! #toomuchfun