BAREFOOT DREAMS

SHE WAS RUNNING non-stop while the color of the night stained the sole of her barefoot dreams. What do you do when the only certainty is that you shouldn’t stop? After all, stopping meant thinking, and thinking at that moment wouldn’t be a good idea, given the circumstances. She should’ve said something that made more [...]

THE CHAIR

WE ONLY WANT MILK FOR COFFEE. The refrigerator stands cool and straight in the corner, as always. But I could not open it because Emilia was sitting there, deeply engaged in a serious conversation with a chair, standing in front of her. Johann peered over my shoulder to see what Emilia was doing. He and [...]

THE GIRL WHO COULD FLY

MAGNOLIA, an Italian suburban girl from Cortina d’Ampezzo was a regular girl. She lived with her parents in a small house under the Dolomite Mountains, where it was  cold all year long. But she was used to it. The Bella Bambina, as her mother liked calling her, didn’t intimidate her with homework, nor with household [...]