Everything is perfect

Everything is perfect

from Anita Hetzenauer
19.01.2014
The sun is glued to the sky like a yellow buttercup. Two small, white cotton puff clouds borrowed from a laundry detergent commercial hang in the heavens nearby. They are bored, of course. Naturally they are only present for decorative purposes. They would much rather ...
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Manhattan Transfer

Manhattan Transfer

from Lucy Bauer
20.12.2013
Ellis Island, 23rd July 1923

Dear Agnes
We have arrived. This is not where we’ll be staying, mind. It’s a wee island they bring you to first and the doctor checks you to see you’re not ailing. They’re fussy who they let go to New York. It must be a ...
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Doe Eyes or From the Supreme Moment

Doe Eyes or From the Supreme Moment

from Wenzel Mraček
15.09.2011
I had finished all of my other oral exams for graduation in the morning. They were good enough; not even I had great expectations. One subject was left and after the lunch break we once again entered the examination room on the third floor of the older school building ...
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Happiness or Truth? - One Earnest Temptation

Happiness or Truth? - One Earnest Temptation

from Shannon Wardell
15.09.2011
“Which do you prefer, Happiness or Truth?”

Oscar drew two circles in the cool, dusky air with the thick temple of his horn-rims. Leaning on his left elbow over the glass terrace table, his quizzical smile slightly gleamed in the darkening courtyard of ...
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Retreat to Paradise

from Shannon Wardell
27.10.2010
A peninsular outcrop of granite covered in larch and pine juts out into the lake, actually a reservoir of water snaking through an idyllic Alpine mountain valley with a massive dam at one end. Roughly four km long, but only 150-200 meters wide with many curves, this ...
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The perfect day

Author anonymous
11.01.2008
7:30 am. The alarm rings. Getting up is somehow easier today. I look out of the window and laugh. Yesterday it snowed the entire day. Today the sun shines brilliantly in a blue sky; the first sun rays begin to tickle my face as well as – most importantly – the 50 ...
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