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Surreal short stories by Arvin Abadi
Explore the unique narrative styles of three short stories: "Love" with its raw, confessional realism, and "Artificial Leaf" offering philosophical reflections. Discover how each story delves into themes of human connection, existential pondering, and dark intrigue through vivid storytelling and rich symbolism.
The Strange Repetition of Immobility
In 'The Strange Repetition of Immobility,' explore a tense, symbolic standoff between a samurai and a Ronin, set in a vividly contrasting landscape. Experience their dramatic duel and inner journeys in this captivating narrative
The Balcony is Deserted by Arvin Abadi
Explore the haunting narrative "The Balcony is Deserted": by Arvin Abadi, a gripping tale of disparate lives intersecting on the balconies of a dark building, each scene revealing pain, conflict, and inner turmoil.
Unveiling Scars: Shazia Sadiqah's Exploration of Womanhood, Society, and Courage
In the vibrant tapestry of Jakarta's cultural milieu, Shazia Sadiqah, or Kinkowski, emerges not just as an artist and poet but as a vanguard of womanhood. Drawing inspiration from personal experiences, shared histories, and the silent murmurs of countless women, her work is both a clarion call and a gentle embrace.
"The Absurd Dance of Life and Choices": A Dive into "Martha and the Blue Tiger" by Alla Kudziieva
Alla Kudziieva’s short story, "Martha and the Blue Tiger", is nothing short of a kaleidoscope, bursting with colors of emotions, human psyche, and societal dynamics. Kudziieva, who was once enraptured by the ethereal world of circus flying acrobatics, pours this airborne aesthetic into her literary works