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Davide Rissone – Lacquered duck breast

I am here lying on my bed while my wife is there in the kitchen with the boy for private lessons. Since we moved...

David Valentini – It’s the law

It’s been twenty years today. I almost forgot. Had you not been interviewed today maybe I would have never thought about that. Look how...

SHORT STORIES

Anna Ettore – The Gypsy Night

That was my first time there. It was the end of February; the gypsy camp had been reported in the fields behind Chiaravalle abbey....

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Robert E. Howard – The One Black Stain

They carried him out on the barren sand where the rebel captains died; Where the grim gray rotting gibbets stand as Magellan reared them on the strand, And...

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Robert E. Howard – The One Black Stain

They carried him out on the barren sand where the rebel captains died; Where the grim gray...
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Lord Dunsany – The Bureau d’Echange de Maux

I often think of the Bureau d'Echange de Maux and the wondrously evil old man...

Jorge Luis Borges – Borges and me

To the other, to Borges, it is to whom things happen. I walk through Buenos...

Sherwood Anderson – Respectability. Wash Williams

IF you have lived in cities and have walked in the park on a...

The Watering Place

Like all seaside towns it was pervaded by the smell of fish. The toy...