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The Lighting Technicians

17 January, 2011 от · No comments

Kristin Dimitrova Photo: calliope Theodor Bogdanov was powdering his face. “Sometimes I think he is following me. No, I’m sure he follows me. Hiding in the doorway of the house across the street, waiting for me to come out. Then, as I’m trying to figure out whether the drizzle is worth an umbrella, and I’m […]

The Confessions of a Sex Doll

9 November, 2010 от · 1 comment

Kristin Dimitrova Photo: arcticpuppy It was love at first sight. Stooping, he entered the shop and threw a quick glance around, just in case. His coat collar was turned up and his hat was pulled over his eyes. As it closed, the door hit the little bell above and he flinched. For a moment I […]

Talk to Me

29 October, 2010 от · No comments

Kristin Dimitrova Снимка: binaryape The small park was huddled behind an administrative building with forbidding windows and several blocks of flats built in different times. Squeezed among them, a yellow house still defended its privacy behind a high brick wall. It looked like an aged David puzzled which Goliath to strike first. Unremoved Christmas decorations, […]

Mrs. Baeva

2 June, 2009 от · No comments

Zdravka Evtimova Photo: lepiaf.geo I was carefully curling her thin hair that I had dyed from sickly blond to russet ginger more times than I could remember. I was using vintage silver rollers with the initials of the German company Kipheuer-Witsch, her scull under my fingers as brittle as paper, her shoulders almost intangible under […]

Blood of a Mole

28 April, 2009 от · 1 comment

Zdravka Evtimova Photo: Freddy The Boy Few customers visit my shop, perhaps three or four people a day. They look at the animals in the cages and seldom buy them. The room is narrow and there is no place for me behind the counter, so I usually sit on my old moth-eaten chair behind the […]

Reviews of Ludmila Filipova’s novel “Glass Butterflies”

27 April, 2009 от · 1 comment

Photo: delgaudm With her novel “Glass Butterflies” Ludmila Filipova has asserted herself as a capable and experienced author ready to enter unknown and virgin territory. “Glass Butterflies” is written in modern style and contains both attractive and clear messages. It stands out among the most precious achievements of the contemporary Bulgarian prose, a phenomenon which […]

Reviews of Ludmila Filipova’s novel “The Parchment Maze”

22 April, 2009 от · 1 comment

Photo: procsilas Ancient myths from both Bulgaria and the world, historical sources along with a lot fictionalized past, quoted manuscripts with lost ends, roads that cross, and characters in whose destinies events from more than a century and a half ago come together: these are only some of the ideas behind “The Parchment Maze”. The […]