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…

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,…

No more coffee for the two of us

    Recently I began reading Stephen King’s book “On Writing”, as an other way of improving my own crafting of stories. And even though it deals mostly with his becoming an author, it does feature the following exercise meant to help you write unplotted fiction in the spur of the moment. This is how it…

A two-hour crush

    RO:     Un pas, și încă unul. Totul în jur e neclar, băncile, magazinele, fețele oamenilor, doar o mare de pete de culori care rămân în urmă. Elise aleargă, aruncând câte o privire la ceas atunci când e sigură că terenul din fața ei e drept și nu s-ar împiedica. 16:58. Încă două minute,…