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Short Stories
July 7, 2017

Strangers On the Bus

Ottó waited to pull out from his starting point knowing all that would happen that day. Most of it had been happening on bus #27 everyday for more than 10 years. He drove the small bus like hell on a…
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szechenyi baths
Short Stories
May 20, 2017

Mark and Jacob

It is a warm early morning at Széchenyi Thermal Baths. Nobody has arrived yet except for a few insomnia sufferers and three other people who didn't want to sleep: two young lads  and a young woman with them, wearing a…
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ecseri market budapest
Short Stories
April 20, 2017

Pre-Loved Items for Sale

The stall owner put me down with a thud. This was my new home, at least until someone bought me, on the wooden table outside the shop in the middle of the market. Other cameras sat to the side of…
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budapest walk
Short Stories
February 20, 2017

Reclaiming Budapest

If a break-up means a new beginning this is neither. First I broke myself. Then, you too. Afterwards we broke each other. Maybe the order is wrong. I do not know what came first. Chronology is not relevant here. New…
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Short Stories
January 28, 2017

Iris’s Children

She has a swarm of children, a whole regiment of children. Her name is Iris. She is wearing a long flowery skirt and pearl drop earrings. She doesn't mind when someone calls her “young lady”. She had never planned or imagined…
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normafa budapest
Short Stories
January 27, 2017

Morning Meeting

Laura woke later than planned and dressed in a hurry. She could not be late. It was dark outside as she fumbled through the clothes she’d laid out the night before. With her pants on, tight from her leggings underneath,…
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emma rault budapest short story
Short Stories
December 5, 2016

Earthquake

Budapest in January had not seemed like a terrible idea. Elias was aware the climate was likely to be a lot harsher than what he’d grown used to, but he figured it couldn’t be much worse than...
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