Short Stories

Short stories on the human soul. Themes include love, nature, the relationship between man and Divinity, progress, the flow of time, the existence of nothingness, aesthetics and theological ideas.

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The Poet with Bright Eyes
Those who sell themselves to please the fashionable ways of the world shall find a fate worse than death for they shall have no peace …
The Red in the Sky is Ours
Veronica, a prostitute, meets her high school love in the staircase of a Soviet-looking apartment bloc. They talk about love, evil and freedom under the …
Cherry Blossom
"[…] I will never forgive those who sold out love for their mortality." Cherry Blossom is a short story about a man mourning the loss …
Nihil Sine Deo
A priest of the Oxford Blackfriars is asked by a young man for his inspiration about the moving words during a sermon: Nihil Sine Deo…
Indigo Red
The star shines again, but the dead remain dead. A short story of war and loss, painted with words of aesthetic significance…
The last days of shepherds
The last days of shepherds were upon the world. A new dawn had arrived, a new civilisation built on illusions and emptiness had spawned – …
Mr. Abramović’s Note
Mr. Abramović died his apartment in Zagreb. The police officers find his body and next to his bed a note on which the deceased’s final …
“Promise me you will die a beautiful death…”
A soldier and his wife are saying their goodbyes before he will leave for war, during the turbulent years of 1940s…
The Genealogy of Colours
Helena, twelve years old, is a blind girl who wants to know what colours are. But how can we explain what colours are to someone …
After John | Lucifer, old friend…
Inspired by Dante's Divine Comedy, "Lucifer, old friend", is a story of man and angel discussing God's love for his creation after the Apocalypse. Finally, …
Why have you forsaken me?
In the darkness of the far future, only war awaits us. A war with our own creations, with our children, with the machines that we …
Shirts
Shirts is a short story that follows Bill, a corporate worker who aims high but realises that the corporate ladder he was meant to climb …
Better days…
"…I am tired now and cancer is eating my lungs. I thought you should know that you died in vain on that cold and muddy …
Eaten by flies
"We worked tirelessly towards achieving sustainability. Equality, love and peace. Colourful days and smiles on people’s faces. Candies and nukes…"
The Bones of Time
"Erebus has devoured the bird and with it the entire history of the old world of angelic chants and barbaric faith in the limits of …
Honey, you make me feel invincible
"I must leave this room, this city, this earth and fall deep beneath the abyss of my own soul. I need wine for the difficult …
I pull my own teeth out
This is the best non-satirical political satire you’ll ever read: the story of Joseph Stalin the university professor, not the communist dictator…
Twin black eyes
It is 1776. Old school Japan. A woman faces the death of her lover, a samurai buried under a tree in the middle of a …
1973
It is now 2003 and the images held by a wrinkled polaroid in the pocket of an American soldier are covered in blood and dust…
Thus spoke Zarathustra
A vignette in a lost roll of film. Its margins are narrowed by black fog. Nothing peers through it, nothing escapes it. A short story …
On a balcony in California
This is a short romantic story, unfolding on a balcony in California at the edge of the infinite, where all ends and begins at once.
What if…
This is a short story about love.
Salvador and Andrea
A short story about two gay lovers discussing truth, reason and intution…
Los Angeles Pine Trees
Three actors discuss the past on a street in LA in 1992 under a patch of pine trees. Los Angeles Pine Trees is a short …
The River
Inspired by Peter Wessel Zapffe's essays, The River follows the life story of a creek that grows into a river, clean and healthy. Until one …
A cup of blue
Abstraction is a mighty tool to explore reality as life imitates art. A short story about time, identity and imagination…