All posts tagged: prose

Birdsong

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He entered the wooden café on the far corner of the shopping mall. It was a pale day in November, and all he wanted was to clear away his most immediate troubled thoughts. There was some weight to lose before his upcoming race.  Slowly but surely, he approached the waitress, who was chewing gum and inspecting her gel nails before his very eyes. He ordered his staple and overindulgent meal of red quinoa salad, sauce […]

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 […]

Bum-cleaners Closet

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Moving her dad into a nursing home is probably the hardest fear Nina’s ever had to conquer. It is far more excruciating than being thirsty and not having water to sip on. It is more sharply awakening than falling hard on her knees when learning to ride a bicycle. During the days after her cycling debacles, she’d yearn to pull the peeling skin off, shamelessly influenced by the slight masochistic streak she had no doubt […]

No Angels

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The girl in the blue dress is awkwardly looking over her shoulder, then to her left, through the tiny window – towards the midnight floating landscape. She takes a notebook from her fake leather satchel. A journal, one may say. At twenty-eight, she considers that journaling is something to be sneered at, almost concealed with embarrassment. She naively starts a new draft about the world around her and its overwhelming wisdom.  Earlier in the day, […]