Heiko H. Caimi – Like Superman

It was 2 pm of a Sunday afternoon in Summer. The kid on the sixth floor wanted an ice-cream. He left his toys and walked out of his room. In the living room mum was sleeping on the sofa and dad on the couch. It was always like this on Sundays, after lunch. And he’d better not wake them up: they would get very angry. But he definitely wanted an ice-cream.

He approached the entrance. The door was locked, and the keys were too high for him to reach. But there was the balcony.
The kid went out in the balcony and looked down. ‘I am like Superman’, he said. And he down he went to get his ice-cream.

 

 

Translation by Stefano Bragato (edited by Irene Tossi)

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Heiko H. Caimi
Heiko H. Caimi, born in 1968, is a writer, screenwriter, poet and teacher of narrative writing. He collaborated as an author with the editors Mondadori, Tranchida, abrigliasciolta and others. He has taught writing courses at the Egea bookstore at the Bocconi University in Milan and several schools, libraries and associations in Italy and Switzerland. Since 2013 he has been the editorial director of the literary magazine Inkroci. He is among the founders and organizers of the itinerant literary review Libri in Movimento. His latest work is the novel “I predestinati” (“The Predestined”, Prospero, 2019).