In april 1986 apprehended a teenage guy for shoplifting at Åhlens. It is the same day that Olof Palme has been assassinated, and on the wall of tv screens in the store rolls the news with the same formulation over and over: that we now live in a different Sweden.
the Guy, Erik, is brought by a butiksvakt to a separate room. Even the guard repeat: it is a Sweden now. Literally so. A border has been weakened. The guard points to a door in the room and says: ”If you go in through the now changing everything.”
It is the premise for ”today, tomorrow and always”, the initial section of the P1:p skräckantologipodd ”twilight zone”. The short story is written by John Ajvide Lindqvist and stir at the familiar elements in his writing.
– Gränstematiken is something I often come back to, ever since Eli in ”Let the right one in”, about what happens when it comes to it, which is not intended for people.
John Ajvide Lindqvist: I make people scared, but not sad,
often used as a before-and-after marker to all sorts of political and societal developments.
" You want to have a structured picture of the history and existence; the milestones, the turning points. I don't know if the community was so changed by then, but it has a big symbolic importance in the Swedish consciousness. Everyone remembers where they were, what they did.
the Details in the short story – theft, Palmemordet, Depeche Modes music also brings in Ajvide lindqvist's Augustnominerade novel ”Movement.”
– It moves in the same circle and at some point, I'll link everything together. Now when I'm 50 I can feel how I building block for building block is writing something I begin to discern the contours of a shared universe. I don't know what it is; I can only write first and then know.
- Well, as well as in the short story I just took the things under his arm and went out. Shoplifting has not so much with the dexterity to do, however, have in common with magic to divert people's attention.