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Ființa electrică

Ființa electrică

— Sunt multe uși închise în această casă, mi-a spus Tesla în timp ce sălta pe hol, în rochia ei cu volănașe, chicotind de plăcere. Sunetele ar fi trebuit să fie cele ale unui copil jucăuș, dar venind din gura ei, în acea acasă, păreau mai degrabă tânguirile îndepărtate ale unei fantome. Fața îi era acoperită de un văl, dar nu putea să-i ascundă paloarea roșiatică a buzelor sau felul în care se arcuiau cu o satisfacție răutăcioasă când îi îngrijora pe cei din jurul ei. Era „ființa electrică”, sacrosancta mater familias, un copil de doar 9 ani. După cină,

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Lăsați robotul să scrie!

Lăsați robotul să scrie!

Prima dată când a auzit despre existența unui robot care scrie ficțiune, Pat T. Knight, autor de succes de romane polițiste, a râs. Cum ar putea vreodată o mașină, un program, ce mai, să conceapă o carte coerentă, inovatoare, care să își țină publicul în priză de la prima până la ultima pagină? – Adevărul e că multe dintre poveștile scrise de roboți au ca și coautori inventatorii lor, recunoscu Leyla, editoarea lui. Luau prânzul împreună, într-un pub din Shaftesbury Avenue aproape de sediul editurii Centauri. – Toate frazele care îți dădeau fiori s-au dovedit a fi inspirate de oameni,

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The Body Electric

The Body Electric

“There are many locked doors in this house,” Tesla told me skipping down the corridor, in her ruffled dress, giggling delighted. Her sounds should have been those of a playful child, but coming from her mouth, in that house, they seemed more like the distant laments of a ghost. Her face was covered by a veil, but it could not hide the red pallor of her lips or the way they curled in mischievous satisfaction whenever she troubled those around her. She was “the body electric”, sacrosanct mater familias, a child of barely nine. After dinner on my first evening

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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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Wanderers Performed by Candice Moore

Wanderers Performed by Candice Moore

In the beginning, there were two. She, wandering barefooted in the snow, clutching the torn and bloody dress to her chest and he, a bulky old warrior, covered in wolf skin, sword by his side. They noticed each other in the distance, mirroring shadows in flight. Their trajectories seemed to glide together naturally against their better judgement and desires. The first real glimpse they caught of one another equally frightened them. She thought him a monstrous wolf of legend. He saw a spectre, draped in white, with a fiery halo wiping up around her face. But the storm receded and

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An Alien in Japan

An Alien in Japan

My name is Akihito Fukuda and I am 8 years old. I live in a small village in the northern part of Japan. I like baseball and eating watermelon in summer. Lately, I have realized, there is an alien living in our village. It all started early in summer, about the end of the rainy reason. I was practicing my pitch on the field near the bus stop when I saw it. It got off the bus from Aomori and fell flat on its face with two suitcases and a backpack. It looked like a snail carrying a colourful house

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