Noise cancellation

“Why, of course you’d be able to open the door”, she says, “after all, you’re young and healthy.” “Yes”, the old lady says, “it’s just that I’m not very strong.” “That wouldn’t be a problem. But as I said, it won’t be necessary anyway. It’s only for the most extreme emergencies and even then we’d … Continue reading Noise cancellation

The bookshelf

For the past few years he had bought, read, and collected books. The genre was irrelevant, anything that seemed interesting was paid for, consumed, and placed carefully on the bookshelf. He spent a lot of time sorting his bookshelf. The order, alphabetical, was clear, but by now he had acquired so many books that he … Continue reading The bookshelf

The kick

The setting is a large park in a large city. It is Sunday evening and the sun, although shining, is starting to descend. There are families turning sausages on the barbecue; there are friends in circles, singing songs and dancing; there are small children chasing each other; there are youngsters chasing various kinds of balls; … Continue reading The kick

Inspiration

He lay on his bed, unable to write even a single sentence. How should he write, without inspiration, bereft of ideas? He had to write something though. How had he handled similar previous situations? Usually by sitting at his desk, describing what he saw, and hoping something interesting would emerge. This time, the computer was … Continue reading Inspiration