From Innocent Hands and a Pure Heart

From Innocent Hands and a Pure Heart

from Giulia Zoratti
02.05.2018

Michail had a secret, and it was this secret which drove him to come and live in our mountains. Something which had persuaded him of the appeal of a completely solitary life. He came to talk to me several years ago when the parish announced that they were ...
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Nouvelle Histoire

Nouvelle Histoire

from Lucia Munaro
02.05.2018
For days now she had been seized by a vague sense of desire. Perhaps it was the warm breeze – the sirocco had left a stickiness behind it – or perhaps it was the gnashing of the sea as it beat indefatigably against the coast down there. And the sea was a god, wedding ...
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The Smallest Sea in the World

The Smallest Sea in the World

from Piera Ghisu
02.05.2018
The sea was so beautiful that day. Every time he found himself before it Ali still managed to appreciate that, and that was why he had decided to live there, to stay: it was for that reason that he decided that, despite everything, this portion of land and sea was the ...
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Under the Same Sun

Under the Same Sun

from Gabriele Chiapparini & Camilla Marrese 
02.05.2018
Nina looks out of the window. Giulo sits on the bed, behind her. He looks at her back.
“It’s beautiful,” says Nina. The last flakes of a violent snowstorm come to rest delicately on the result of three days of blizzard. “If only places like this were easier to ...
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Auf der anderen Seite

Auf der anderen Seite

from Lucy Bauer
24.04.2018
Alte Hotels sind eigenartige Orte. Bei Türen mit und Türen ohne Nummern strömen Menschen ein und aus und schreiten Gänge entlang, von denen niemand weiß, wohin sie führen. Viele Dinge ändern sich im Laufe der Zeit und bleiben dennoch stets gleich. Es gibt Zimmer, die ...
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Der Brutkasten

Der Brutkasten

from Shannon Wardell
20.04.2018
Jay schrie mich an:
„Wie konntest du das nur tun? Ich habe dir ausdrücklich gesagt, Nichts anzufassen. Du weißt doch, wie besorgt und nervös Lena und Dr. Chris sind. Sie werden außer sich sein, wenn ich ihnen sage, dass die Abdeckung des Brutkastens nicht mehr ...
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Advent, Advent, a Little Gnome is Burning

Advent, Advent, a Little Gnome is Burning

from Regina Schleheck
09.04.2018
Father couldn’t stand them, mainly because he couldn’t look away. He would see them from the living room, the bedroom, even from the bathroom. At least whenever he was standing while – well you know what I’m talking about. In the neighbour’s garden. Willy’s garden ...
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Bag Guy Piet

Bag Guy Piet

from Lisa Echcharif
09.04.2018
Just as I leave my corner in the city park, I feel this pull in my left pinkie. My corner, yes! I don’t like being with others. Although it would be safer for me. In my case. I prefer being on my own. The others think I am a snob. You will see what you think about ...
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Dall'altra parte

Dall'altra parte

from Lucy Bauer
09.04.2018
Strani posti, vecchi alberghi. Gente che entra ed esce da porte con numeri o senza numeri, che passa da corridoi che portano chissà dove. Cose che cambiano nel tempo, eppure rimangono uguali. Alcune stanze si aprono, altre rimangono chiuse a occhi indiscreti. Soglie ...
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Das kleinste Meer der Welt

Das kleinste Meer der Welt

from Piera Ghisu
09.04.2018
Wie schön das Meer war, an jenem Tag. Ali wusste es zu genießen, jedes Mal, wenn er davor stand, und aus diesem Grund hatte er sich entschieden, dort zu leben, zu bleiben; aus diesem Grund war er zu dem Schluss gekommen, dass trotz allem jenes Stück Erde und Meer der ...
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Emilie on the Chairlift

Emilie on the Chairlift

from Annette Dressel
09.04.2018
Tick, Tock, Tick … Tock. Finally. The watch hand struck five o'clock. Only an hour until closing time. Quendula was sitting in the Valley Station behind the window reflecting upon what she could cook in the evening. A salad? But that wouldn’t suffice for Pfeiffer. For ...
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Gingerbread Heart

Gingerbread Heart

from Jessica Maria Hirmer
09.04.2018
This year the Engel family made a dream of theirs come true. The journey had been long, however they had arrived and now they were enjoying their vacation in the middle of nature. Like a cure for the soul, as if time was standing still.
The parents were tired ...
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Hiking trip

Hiking trip

from Nora Spiegel
09.04.2018
The railway station in the little village of Lana is filled with delightful chaos. Hiking poles rattle on the asphalt; backpacks are being rummaged in the search for granola bars and water bottles. It is a clear, cloudless late-autumn day, the first one after two rainy ...
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Neue Geschichte

Neue Geschichte

from Lucia Munaro
09.04.2018
Seit Tagen hatte sie etwas mit dem Hals. Vielleicht war es der warme, klebrige Atem des Schirokko, vielleicht der Biss des Meeres, das unablässig an die Küste schlug, dort unten. Und das Meer war ein Gott, der sich in einem immerwährenden Spiel mit der gefügigen Erde ...
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Rhododendron and the No Man’s Land

Rhododendron and the No Man’s Land

from Helmut Glatz
09.04.2018
“There are borders everywhere,” Rhododendron said. “Between countries there are borders, between provinces there are borders, between the counties, the villages, the properties…”
“Yes, so?” asked Gregory.
“Just let me finish!” said Rhododendron. “Even ...
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The Apple

The Apple

from Anita Hetzenauer
09.04.2018
The Brenner Pass was the border of my two lives. The border between the one Resi and the other, both of whom were me and yet so different that it hurt. The Resi to the south of the Brenner lived a diligent, devout and childless quiet life as an unwed woman. The other ...
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The incubatrice

The incubatrice

from Shannon Wardell
09.04.2018
Jay stava urlando: “Come hai potuto farlo? Ti avevo chiesto di non toccare niente. Sai come sono nervosi e preoccupati Lena e il dottor Chris. Perderanno le staffe quando dovrò informarli che il coperchio dell'incubatrice non si chiude più. E non si chiude perché ...
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Unter derselben Sonne

Unter derselben Sonne

from Gabriele Chiapparini & Camilla Marrese 
09.04.2018
Nina schaut aus dem Fenster. Giulio sitzt auf dem Bett, hinter ihr. Er betrachtet ihren Rücken.
„Ès ist wunderschön“, sagt Nina. Die letzten Flocken eines heftige Schneefalls legen sich sanft auf drei Tage Sturm. „Wenn Orte wie dieser nur leichter erreichbar ...
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Von unschuldigen Händen und reinem Herzen

Von unschuldigen Händen und reinem Herzen

from Giulia Zoratti
09.04.2018
Michail hatte ein Geheimnis, das ihn zu uns in die Berge verschlagen hatte. Etwas, das ihn veranlasst hatte, ein Leben in völliger Abgeschiedenheit zu führen. Er wandte sich vor vielen Jahre an mich, als die Pfarrei einen Klosterwächter suchte. Ich war beauftragt ...
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