Sep 30, 2011

Daisy (Flash Fiction)

Two days after I arrived to Colombia, a Friday afternoon, I felt a barely perceptible discomfort on my left ear. I thought that it was something insignificant and that it would disappear in a few minutes, but contrary to my expectations the discomfort quickly transformed into severe pain. At night I was already at my limit, I was suffering badly and my hearing was quite impaired. Next morning, I wanted to see if I could look inside the ear by taking a picture of it, and perhaps by zooming in I could catch some details. When I inspected the picture I noticed something unusual: from the ear canal tiny green filaments were sprouting. After a couple of hours I was able to clearly see in the mirror a couple of delicate stems holding proudly quite a few emerald leaves. The plant grew and grew until I was hardly able to keep my head straight, then a beautiful daisy blossomed, showing off elegant white petals and a golden heart.

Sep 28, 2011

Gigantic (Flash Fiction)

The other day I was walking around Trocadero with my friend, she's from Moscow and had come to visit Paris for the very first time. We wanted to see the Eiffel tower and she wished to go to the top... when all of a sudden we heard some thunderous rumble. In the distance we saw a gigantic creature, at least 200 meters tall... it looked human, male, he was naked, white skin with numerous freckles, blonde, he seemed retarded and angry. He was coming directly to the tower, stepping on people as he crossed Champ de Mars. People was in panic, I was in panic! The strange humongous retarded human reached the tower, grabbed it and tried to shake it off the ground with all his might. People was sent flying... but the tower withstood the rattle. When the big monster got tired simply left with an expression of disappointment.

I wonder what is of him? Was he annihilated by the military? Or taking to a top secret facility for experimentation? I will never know.

Sep 21, 2011

What to do, what to do?

My heart is torn asunder, split in two. The left atrium and ventricle want to travel to a part of the world I’ve never been before, perhaps an English speaking country, explore new horizons and push new frontiers, the exciting new possibilities! The right side wants to come back to Sweden, settle down and establish myself there, let the roots grow, and enjoy from the comfort and safety of that country I love. Both possibilities are real and are equally appealing to me.

I don’t really know what to do. My life would be a lot easier if I come back to my dear Sweden… on the other side the high-risk endeavor of going to a new place like the United State (for example) might promise high rewards.

In Sweden I have many loved friends and many more acquaintances, yet I don’t have any problems at all meeting new people and making new friendships; in fact, it has become a fundamental part of the person I am.

I don’t mind the Swedish winter: on the contrary, I look forward to become a snowboarding expert, yet I could live in sunny California and try surfing.

What to do, what to do… I don’t have any more time to ponder around; I must take a decision immediately. Throw a coin? Enlighten me, please.

And the fear of getting none of the above, and be shipped away to the developing world to experience extreme poverty, hardships, and suffering, still resides within my soul and is a permanent disturbing feeling running in the background of my brain. I don’t want to consider it at all, but there it is. Can’t really help it that much.