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What the Eyes Can’t See

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A little mouse in the kitchenQuietly hidden Behind lower cupboards.He seems hypnotized By cooking smells. He wants to escapeHis hiding place,But a dog lurking aroundHe senses. Some breadcrumbs Fell off while dishing away A poor man’s toast, so I leave them there for the little mouse's tea. The suave hunter Now enters the room. The mouse is scared and silenced, As he can smell His early morning death. Momo is shedding,The floor is full of […]

The Olive

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Girl in mousy sunglasses Arrives on her date. Unknowingly the guy Has set up the meetup In a pretty beer garden belonging to her favourite bookshop. You picked a lovely place. Did I? Yes! I come here often. To buy books. They cheer me up On my worst days, Regardless of genre. Left eyebrow arched. Do you like reading? Of course - I love it. Don’t you? Right eyebrow arched. Well, yes. Who doesn’t? I […]

If only they were butterflies

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This is the life. The life of an online dating aficionado. If only I could go back in time, how many connections and conversations I could have started. How many winks and smiles and drinks to drain the ennui away. And I am getting old and people around me are slowly languishing. All I am thinking about is virtually fucking my next date before my Faceapp wrinkles start taking control of my real face. My […]

Sunburn

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The day after my dad’s corpse burned to ashes, we went to pick them up by the scenic hillside crematory.  I was numb for feeling and my mum was still reluctant to cry.  My little sister was just blunt, as she displays herself during working days and weekends alike. No matter whether she has just won the lottery, or her father has died. But we had to go. My dad’s ashes were there, waiting for […]

Baroque Nights

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You look so calm. She says. Ohm. Bloody Ohm. I purse my lips. You could do with some housekeeping too. She continues, as she enters Nina’s apartment and scrutinizes every dusty corner in sight. So many hairs around. Stained floor. They’re just back from the nursing home, where the undertakers collected Dad’s stiff remains – ready for embalming. What a dirty home. And yet you look so calm. Pour me a glass of red, if […]

Dusty Roads

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A day in the life of Aidan, technical communicator, and mayor of Phillips, Oklahoma, a town well-known for its dusty roads.  I am really proud of this town and my fellow co-citizens. Aidan gets fairly emotional as he dives into his thirty-five-pager presentation.  Right now he is walking us through the second slide.  The Oklahoma PowerPoint tour de force has been requested by the department manager. This speaks ever so nicely about the company – […]

Smoker’s Window

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She opens the fridge door, about to produce some goods to appease her compulsive nibbling. As if she was about to eat her heart out, her nerves away. She has been forgetting to take her fluoxetine pills over the last few weeks.  Poor soul. She can feel doom looming around.  The fridge is new but the edges are dirty, smudged with the hummus bought in the lower-range supermarket across the main road.  The music in […]

The Clock Tower

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The clock keeps ticking away. Nearly time for our clandestine meet-up. I look forward to it. I am impatiently awaiting it, almost obsessively counting down the minutes until we will find ourselves walking alone, side by side, down the inner staircase, through the dim-lit yellow corridor, out through the back door, past the bike shed.  I long for his boyish wavy hair, I wish he’d grown out the crew cut of his mid-thirties back to […]

Selfie Girl Down Under

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Last spring I was feeling sad and lonely, as I usually feel during springtime. I decided to download and log into Tinder. A dating app early adopter I cannot really claim to be. Yet still. I decided to give it a try. I wondered how I could make myself seen (let alone understood) within that sea of selfies, Californian strikes of hair and white-teethed portraits; how I could make myself noticed to all those self-proclaimed […]

The Road less Travelled

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Last autumn I signed up to German lessons. I was excited oh-ever-so -excited. After quite some thorough research carried out during rainy Sunday afternoons, I located just the right language school. It was a cooperative-style outlet, which meant they provided affordable lessons for people in idealistic need, as my ambiguous and morally untidy self was at the time. It will be fun. How cool and alternative and laid back. The first day arrived.  No nerves. Why […]