Noura & Jess’s Complicated Life (#3Encounter)

    EN:     “Seven days of freedom…” she says, putting the coffee mug on the table. Through the window the late morning light enters the kitchen.     “I’ll miss sleeping ‘till noon… I already feel tired… Jess, would you make the holiday last longer, for me?” she add, leaning her head back over the chair…

Noura & Jess’s Complicated Life (#2The trickster)

    EN:     “Perfect! Now this is what I call life!” says Jess, relaxed, taking her sweaty tank top off and throwing it on top of a box. “Any idea where my non-pretentious clothes could be?”     “The boxes with white labels have clothes in them. Figure it!” says Noura, visibly amused, while walking towards…

Noura & Jess’s Complicated Life (#1Moving in)

    EN:     In the unusually warm weather for an end of September, Noura is climbing down the stairs of her apartment building. The black wrought iron railing compensates for the old walls, with white paint that almost falls off, but overall, the building has a certain charm, a vintage feeling.     She is descending…

Burst

I am big. I am small. I am powerful. I am weak. I am an unstoppable force. I can’t conjure up the will to get out of bed. I am charming. I am awkward. I’m gonna rip you apart. Don’t challenge me. Please be nice to me. Please accept me. Please validate me. I am…

The colors of Bucharest

Watching the city from my 8th floor window happens to be one of my favorite activities; photographing the sunset and the street lights happens to be another. Therefore, I absolutely love this week’s theme. Even though it’s not quite “atop”; come and join me on my balcony, let’s relax, enjoy the colors of Bucharest together…

Determination (Wishes#2)

    EN:     The beep was getting more and more annoying and the dream unclear. Soon, Seline wasn’t able to recall any details, lost somewhere in that confused state between dream and consciousness. Not asleep, not awake; not able to turn off the alarm, but neither to keep dreaming.     Another minute goes before she…

Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind (2004) review

Spoiler Alert! (This review contains crucial plot details so if you haven’t seen the movie, you might not want to read it) As with the Memento review, this review is from a narrative structure/editing perspective.       EN:      “Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind” makes it clear pretty fast that it doesn’t fit in the…

New series soon

    New series, coming soon! Preview below.     EN:     Jess realizes that she has been sitting by herself, next to the light bulbs, for two minutes. She starts running to the next section but crashes into someone tall, making him drop the lamp he was holding. In the fraction of a second she realizes…

The city, the star (Wishes #1)

    EN:     One hand on the window sill and one on the lit cigarette, Seline watches the city. Its lights are flickering on the horizon, disappearing and reappearing. They are small and orange, little stars fallen from the sky onto the earth. The sky, anyway, is orange and bright. You couldn’t say it’s night,…

21yold (Studenție #1)

    EN:      I have initially planned for this blog to be a medium, a place for me to “expose” my stories, exercise my writing and share some thoughts, eventually get some feedback, or at least some threats to give up writing. So at least I’d know something, right? But then I realized it wouldn’t…

Photo Challenge: A good match

    EN:     You can interpret this however you want: summer + sea;  sea + sand;  summer + chilling. Cannot wait to feel those things again in summer 2017… Weekly Photo Challenge: A good match Photo by me

Mist

    EN:     In the highway’s street lights, the fog looks orange. The only things visible are the traffic markings for about fifty meters ahead, and the street lights the car is rushing by with the terrifying speed of 70km/hour. Melanie is watching the road ahead, through the windshield, from the backseat, hypnotized by the…