May 22, 2022

The human condition

The Solitude of Strength
A short story inspired by the songs of Leonard Cohen and the paintings of Edward Hopper, of love and loneliness in the era of progress…
Surrender
To surrender is to be free: to surrender to death, to love, to one another…
“Tonight, we will kill our brothers!”
A short story about war, depicting the speech of the general and the vision of Christ that he has before charging into battle…
Emily, A Woman’s Question to the World
"…if existence would end when I am with you, I would feel no fear but an immense joy and overwhelming pride that I, Octavian, had …
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 …
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 …
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…"
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…
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 …