Written by Andreea Padurean (Her Goodreads Profile – here) One of the most controversial figures of the Romanian Literature – Demetru Dem or Demetrescu-Buzău, known as Urmuz, a genius who left behind a literary work of 50 pages at most. His pen name (Urmuz) was interpreted in various ways, one of the attributedContinue Reading

I managed to grab a quick word with Sabina Gabrielli Carrara, author of the murder mystery novels ‘Field of lies’ & ‘Black Souls’, for a short interview… Q: Why do you write? What motivates you to write? Sabina: Simply because I like it, I always did. Q: What kind of books did you loveContinue Reading

How do you get your ideas? By thinking and thinking and thinking… till I’m ready to kill myself. Isaac Asimov   5 writing advices from “It’s Been a Good Life”, Isaac Asimov and “The Art of Fiction: Notes on Craft for Young Writers”, John Gardener (currently reading).  1. The difference between OrdinaryContinue Reading

Today’s post is about the genius of Russian Absurd – Daniil Kharms (1905-1942). I am only interested in “nonsense”; only in that which makes no practical sense. I am interested in life, only in its absurd manifestations. #quote He is mostly known for his whimsical poems for children, but his heart belongsContinue Reading

Written by Nathaniel Postell The unrelenting insanity of the Joker’s laugh comes to mind when contemplating a truly memorable villain. An individual starkly contrasted to the heroic attempts of his caped counterpart, yet… oddly similar in their resolve to accomplish their vision against all odds. What secret ingredients make a perfect villainContinue Reading

Inspired by Chewing On Glass Blog – here The idea: WHAT IF… November was a guy? How he’d talk, think, feel? POEM Monologue – ‘sloppy style.’ Part 1 Fuck it. I spent all my life In chains Behind locked doors In front of a computer Kissing the glass of the colorless bubbles OfContinue Reading

Read part #1 – here PART 2   30 October. 7pm The two friends were on the way to visit Mr. WideOpenMind, to carry out the assassination. They made their way up to his front porch, reached for the door handle in the hope of picking the lock, but were caught off guard whenContinue Reading

PART 1 Heroes: Mr. DareToKill – co-owner of Chunky Burger restaurant Mr. CruelMemories – co-owner of Chunky Burger restaurant Mrs. WetHope – cleaner and account Mr. FlashOfSexBrilliance – a rich mogul Mr. WideOpenMind – secretary of Mr. FlashOfSexBrilliance Mrs. PromiseOfLove – wife of Mr. WideOpenMind Mr. AgainstTheRules – a drug dealer Place:Continue Reading

Foreword: This is a poetry book. I often hear the words, “I hate poetry,” “I don’t understand poetry,” “Poetry is so boring”… and yes, I agree – poetry is a very subjective art, just like paintings: some love Dali, some love Ruben. I just want to remind you about the time whenContinue Reading

Everyone needs to experience Russian literature at some time… so why not now? 👻 #1 Nikolai Gogol and his awesome Viy – a horror novella, published in 1835. The title is also the name of the demonic creature, the main hero of the plot. Every summer, a large procession of students moving around theContinue Reading