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WHY?

“Why are you writing, Adam?”, asked the reporter, smiling as if adoring him was a sign of her superiority as a sensitive intelectual human being, kin to him and aware of all things artistic or transcendental. Her legs were great, obviously. Adam was tired of talk shows. “Why do you report, Marjorie?”, he replied. She […]

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RELATIVES BEHAVING BADLY

Sometimes Lucas had suicidal thoughts. About twice a day, actually. He had them almost as far as he could remember. He was five years old when the first one happened. It was on a road trip. His favorite toy was a miniature of a VW Beetle and her sister tossed it out of the window […]

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THE JOURNAL

“You could have been more subtle.” Christian was holding his wife’s journal in his hands. He handed it to her. “Why did you do this? Why leaving this wide open on my desk?”             Lisa shrugged her shoulders.             “Because you don’t listen to me.”             “You’re saying that since the day we met.”             […]

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COZY MURDERER

They were all dying gently. No pain whatsoever. They would just fall asleep and die. The victims were all politicians, and there were always a note on paper, capital letters in Time News Roman, on a wall somewhere on the premises. FOUR MILLION STOLEN FROM THE NHS FINANCED A BANK INSTEAD OF HIRING MORE TEACHERS […]

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THE OLD CAT

Constable Martin was almost twenty years old and had all the qualities of an undercover cop, which he refined with age. If you paid close attention, you could find the cat everywhere, always making close contact with all kinds of citizens and non citizens of the metropolis’ animal world. To distinguish him from other cats, […]

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STUCK IN THE ISLAND

Laura got stuck in the island. Again. We were all worried with her. No one could say she was not doing it on purpose. There was too much stress, noise and isolation. I one of our awareness campaigns about Laura and thousands like her, we prepared a huge empty dark room with a surround sound […]

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LUCY BREAD

“I got bread!,” shouted a brute in high school while groping Lucy’s buttocks. “You got toasted!,” she retorted, hitting him right in the eye with Thomas Mann’s The Magic Mountain. This is Lucy Bread and the moment was magic indeed. Never more in her all entire life she would be a victim of abuse. The […]

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THE DONKEY SITUATION

I was minding my own business when the intercom starts buzzing. This is rare. Actually it would only happen when there was some package or registered letter. There was a donkey on the video screen. “It’s the mail”, said a voice I knew quite well, but I could only see the donkey’s head nodding. I […]

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REALLY SHORT PROSE

Once upon a time there was someone somewhere about to do something. This someone bumped against someone else and an explosion of emotions occurred on the caring and erogenous areas of the brain. Taking in to account most narratives only exist with the overcoming of an obstacle of some sort, this someone else was already […]

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LOVE’S MUMBO JAMBO

Gregory sat on the bench, tightly close to Sophie due to the cold. For thirty eight years they would sat there every Saturday afternoon, except on vacations. When occupied, they would lay down on the lawn. The river started to change color as the Sun moved towards the horizon, dimming the stains of pollution to […]