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Recent Posts: Forever Quixote
Go sparingly with words. No voice. Just glide. The love – under the wings. Will let you be, for a while still. Will only try to keep from taxiing toward some new plan and halting still blitzed by the awareness of there being nowhere to taxi to. But you may linger on. […]
Love is a rabbit hole you fall into headlong into a world of its own. Sometimes of your own alone. A world with a sky of its own with physics of its own where things have a sense of their own, which makes perfect sense. While the loved one may well be above walking […]
Coffee was good. Pungently bitter and opaquely black. Fine grains of dregs rolling on the tongue with every sip. The rolls were puffy and sweetish with raisins lost amid the air bubbles in the dough, as if asking to be poked out with the index finger, which would drive Tante Elsa mad. “Yes, that’s a […]
They reached the translucent gate to which Andrew was holding the key, tall, massive, obstructing any view over whatever lay behind it. Peter heard the heavy jangle of the key being turned into a lock, iron against iron, then a full cluck and the gate gave way. Past the black woods and the milky screen […]
I am learning to live in the present. I am learning walking. The ABC. I am learning the meaning of a day – of today. I am learning the value of “now” and the endlessness of “what will be”. I am learning to take today, today, and tomorrow, tomorrow. My ankles are just a bit […]
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I was born in Bucharest, Romania and studied English literature and linguistics. I taught English as a Foreign Language for over 18 years and specialised in professional communication and in Cambridge English exams. In 2011 I won the British Council / Macmillan Elton Prize for Innovative Writing with a course material pack of English for Human Resources. I have been living in Germany since 2008, where I am now dedicating most of my time to writing, both Professional English course materials and fiction. My interests lie in the area of language, communication strategies, learning psychology, but also literature, music and travel.
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