The Body Electric will be published in two formats in 2017

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The Body Electric will be published in two formats in 2017

The Body Electric will be published in two formats in 2017

The Body Electric, the fantastical tale of Marcus who finds himself a guest in a mysterious house with many locked doors and a mischievous 9 year old matriarch, will be published in Romanian in the February issue of  Revista de Suspans. It will also be recorded for the audio journal, The Breakroom Stories later this year. The Body Electric is a story inspired by the works of Romanian writer Mircea Eliade. It was initially written as the final piece for a class entitled rather oxymoronically The Theory of Practice that I attended as part of my Master’s in Creative Writing at Brunel University

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Mr Tanaka Says Goodbye

Mr Tanaka Says Goodbye

The day Mr Tanaka decided to say goodbye to the world it was a crisp spring morning and the cherry trees lining the Kamo River had yet to bloom. The buds, still wary of the last chilly breaths of winter, lay huddled on the barren branches, waiting. Mr Tanaka was sitting on a bench watching the still-dozing nature and it occurred to him he did not wish to see the cherry blossoms that year. He, who was considered an avid lover of passing beauty. He, who had just the previous fall bought a special lens advertised as ideal for photographing

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Porțile Zeului Inari

Porțile Zeului Inari

Eram studentă în Japonia de o lună când m-am mutat în căminul studenților străini din suburbia Mukaijima din Kyoto. Camerele noastre, garsoniere de o mărime potrivită, aveau o cameră, o bucătărie-hol și o baie de vreo doi metri pătrați, turnată dintr-o bucată, cu o cadă macăr înaltă dacă nu lată, o chiuvetă și un WC. WC-ul, spre deosebire de alte toalete din Japonia, nu cânta. Balconul era acoperit de o plasă pentru a proteja împotriva ciorilor sau sinuciderii. Nu mi s-a spus care dintre ele. Blocul fusese construit prin anii ’70 și amintea vag de acea perioadă nefericită a arhitecturii

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