I publish all my tiny stories at www.tinystori.es, where you can choose whether you want a love story or not. But who doesn’t want a love story? I wrote these new ones today.
Young and dumb
We were twelve. I’m pretty sure the first thing she said to me was, ‘I don’t think I want to go out with you anymore.’
We communicated in writing for some years before we met. She wrote the small print for the hair products our company produced, and I corrected unclear wording and checked that all the side effects were included. She rarely made mistakes. When I finally asked her to marry me, she read the forty pages of terms and conditions carefully, then smiled and said, ‘just so long as my statutory rights are not affected.’
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Tendrils was reviewed by Julia Korbik, author of Stand Up. Feminismus für Anfänger und Fortgeschrittene (Stand Up. Feminism for Beginners and Advanced Learners).
Zuzi in particular is fighting the battle for self-determination, to no longer to be a projection of those who yearn after her; to portray herself, rather than be portrayed. Alena tells her, ‘There’s something about you which can’t be softened. (…) Something which can’t be smoothed out with brush strokes’. At the same time, the story of a country’s emancipation is being told: the Czech Republic. Ochre and Tomàš experienced and took part in the Velvet Revolution in 1989. Zuzi and Alena grew up in post-Soviet Czech Republic, but they are not unaffected by the past.
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