Well Leila Allison has been rooting around in the stacks again and has brought us this. A super story by one of our founders, and this is what she said:
Those familiar with the beginnings of Literally Stories will recall that Tobias Haglund was one of the original editors whom a writer had to impress if he or she wished to be published on the site. And in those early months some of the finest English to appear in the site was penned by this native of Sweden. Sometimes translations do not work out as well as they do in the original language (a few of the great Russian authors have suffered this fate). And although I do not know if the items Mr. Haglund wrote for LS are translations, I do know that he is a master of English, a knowledge gathered by simply reading his material.
I have selected The Valley of the Shadow of Death. It is a short allegory, but every word tells and every image comes forward with a variety of meanings. Have a look at it and the other selections in Haglund’s LS canon, and perhaps you will long for Mr. Haglund’s return as I and others have done for some time.