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Short story: “The ins and outs of the ring”

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"The ins and outs of the ring" - short story by Ana Beatriz Ribeiro. (Photo: public domain)

“She’d take it off and put it back on, flick it, spin it on the kitchen table. Thought of melting it in the oven, throwing it out the window, letting it slip through the open drain in the bathroom.”

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Mauritius: heaven or “Sunday landscape?”

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Bay in Trou d'Eau Douce, Mauritius. (Photo: Maximilian Georg)

Mark Twain once visited Mauritius and reflected on his interactions with the locals and the island’s non-intimidating beauty, a quality that remains today. For those tentatively flirting with adventure, the small friendly island off the eastern coast of Africa may just be the perfect spot.

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Heartfelt poetry for the Ausländeramt

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There's poetry in German bureaucracy. (Photo: public domain)

Behind foggy glasses they ask me if I want to bleib (stay) here for immer (always) / Immer is such a long dirty word

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Nordic writers: a special way with words

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For long they’ve been leaving their mark in the literary world – way before the girl came along with her dragon tattoo.

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Short story: “Out of the Dark Forest”

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You never know what may be lurking when you venture with a stranger into a dark forest. Photo: public domain

“Maybe my chauffeur could read my mind, or my body language, or smell my intent. Or see my hand on the door handle. It was the moment of truth.”

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Orwell: timeless thinker of his own routine?

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Orwell was also a keen observer of the mundane, which also makes his writing timeless. Photo: public domain

George Orwell’s “prophecies” feeding into “1984” were also (or actually) observations from his daily life in Britain, especially in the immediate aftermath of World War II.

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