Heidi
Amsinck

Writing On The Dark Side

Most of my ideas are sparked by places that evoke a sense of darkness and mystery in me. A few of the stories in my collection Last Train to Helsingør are set in spooky, wood-panelled apartments in Copenhagen, but any location might set me off.

My story The Chanterelles of Østvig unfolds in a secluded pine plantation on Denmark’s far north coast. It’s a place I know well, and the silence of the forest paths has always unsettled me deeply.

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