Fiorella Malchiodi – The Chest of Drawers

I look at the ancient chest of drawers and wonder if the latest events may be linked to the arrival of this object in...

Giorgia Boragini – The strange case of Elda Rodriguez

The day they would kill her, Elda Rodriguez woke up at 6 am, after a night of hazy dreams. An unresolved dream left a...

Virginia Woolf – Blue & Green

GREEN The ported fingers of glass hang downwards. The light slides down the glass, and drops a pool of green. All day long the ten...

Beatrice Buonaguidi – The Two Goliards

Sior (Mister) Alvise Zanatta was never seen at home and many of those who knew him,  and would see him around the “calle” both...

F. Scott Fitzgerald – The Baby Party

When John Andros felt old he found solace in the thought of life continuing through his child. The dark trumpets of oblivion were less...

Herman Melville – The ‘Gees

In relating to my friends various passages of my sea-goings I have at times had occasion to allude to that singular people the 'Gees,...

Seumas O’Kelly – The Derelict

He Boss of The Golden Barque was very pleased when he was able to resume business on her deck. He was likewise pleased that...

Herbert George Wells – The Magic Shop

I had seen the Magic Shop from afar several times; I had passed it once or twice, a shop window of alluring little objects,...

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...

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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The world is divided into two sides/parts: one is abundant/wealthy, the other one is scarce/poor, and a selection process occurs between them. Each person,...