Heiko H. Caimi – The Trunk

I climb the creaking wooden stairs, moving cautiously up the steps leading to the attic. I had not been there for years; every time...

Ambrose Bierce – The Applicant

  Pushing his adventurous shins through the deep snow that had fallen overnight, and encouraged by the glee of his little sister, following in the...

Silvia Accorrà – Seaside

  Their eyes are stones. I can see how hard it is for them to look any direction. A bolt of lightning fell on the...

Antonia Buizza – A Simple Man

  It was 5 p.m. when Giuseppe Zaninelli, known as Pino, entered the living room of the old farmhouse he shared with Ernesta, his seventy-five-year-old...

Lara Gregori – Four Columns

  «When?» «Tomorrow». Martín’s voice arrived soft, as if his answer had smashed into the dirty window he was staring at. Arsenio one moment looked at him and...

Anna Ettore – The little time man

  It had not been that easy to come to terms with it: too often his days would end too quickly. In the beginning, it...

Lara Gregori – The Rectangle

  It will be cold, tonight. The old man knows it. The grass behind the dustbin is still damp, and the ground is wet. The earth...

Giuseppe Ciarallo – Folk wisdom

  Lazily strolling around the city centre on a sunny Saturday morning, unusual for the season, Mr. Persichetti, a surveyor, impeccable in his tailored suit,...

Ilaria Rossi – Osin iluna

  I'll tell you the story of Ciclón while I’m brushing my hair. Actually, his name was Justicia and when he was a kid he...

Heiko H. Caimi – Alice in the mirror

  After taking a shower, Alice stood in front of her mirror, without looking at it. It was a large, vertical mirror, almost occupying the...

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