June 13, 2024

Short stories from around the world

Noses. Two noses, two little noses.

She opened her eyes, seeing her nose directly opposing his – almost, but not quite touching. Her breaths were shallow, as if even in sleep she had been aware of his proximity. She breathed through […]

L’assommoir, Zola. Revisited

Lola didn’t feel like celebrating her birthday. “23 is such a boring age” would be what she would have said. Wanting to move to Peru to work in a primary school, she felt useless in […]

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