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Travel, storytelling, communication

Intimate Strangers

by Shu Kuge

Tokyo — When you travel alone, strangers talk to you and share something intimate about their lives. But they are not talking to you. They are trying to talk to their dead mothers, estranged fathers, disloyal friends, and their old selves.

Fiction, storytelling, Short Fiction

It's 11pm. I get out of a movie theatre and get a taxi cab. And what follows is violent.

by david frança mendes

Rio de janeiro — It’s eleven PM and I’m getting out of a movie called The Canyons. I’m not sure what I think about the film, do I like it or not and why, and it is with this kind of cinephile reasoning in mind that I ...

Fiction, storytelling, Dancing

Jack & Sharon

by Elisa Adams

Leigh-on-sea — Written & performed for The Old Trunk Theatre Company’s ‘Tales & Ales’ evening under the theme of ‘Barflies & Floozies’ on Sunday 11 June After the gold dust had settled, Andy...

contrails, sky, storytelling

X marks the spot

by So-Shan Au

Surbiton — I’m forever being told, ‘Look up’ and today I’m glad I did. Up in the sky, plane contrails had formed a child’s pirate story ‘X’. I was busy contemplating what the ‘X’ might be indicating, when a love...

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