About Stars and Their Catchers

By Yoelena Tkebuchava Once upon a time, man learned to exist without oxygen; he developed more complex contraptions to take him to Venus, to Saturn, to planets hundreds of milky ways beyond ours. Through the natural processes of evolution, his body organically adapted to these new frontiers. Some settled in the neighboring solar systems on … Continue reading About Stars and Their Catchers

Luzia’s Dowry

By Jozef Leyden The plane bringing me from Copenhagen to Lisbon was half-empty. So was the ‘Arrivals’ at the Lisbon-International on that late warm October evening when I came across her  ̶  my inamorata-siren  ̶  for the first time. With no checked baggage, just a backpack, I smoothly sailed through ‘Immigration and Customs,’ briskly pacing … Continue reading Luzia’s Dowry

The Rains

By Ruscena Wiederholt Kate woke to a strange sensation. Light, streaming through the blinds, cast intricate patterns on her bedspread. Something had disturbed her slumber, but she wasn't sure what, a car honking? She stirred, and lodged underneath her sternum there it was, the feeling that something had changed, profoundly and inextricably. But what? Her cat, … Continue reading The Rains