a Sweltering Summer

I came naked out of the shower when I noticed; the first rays of summer-sun shone onto my bed. As if they were a blanket, I crawled underneath them and let their gentle warmth caress my body. This body which had yearned for their touch throughout a winter’s eternity. As she spread her energy allContinue reading “a Sweltering Summer”

Human-waste

A man on the subway Sunken cheeks, skinny bones, White tufts of hair on his head Blue, coming on grey, eyes Carved roads on his forehead – marks from all the times he’s reacted to something Laughinkles next to his eyes and I see I see his stories playing before his eyes a life livedContinue reading “Human-waste”

A Stockholm Chimera

There lies peace in this morning, it is nesting on the streets, huddling together with relief in a solemn embrace. Our beautiful city is a memory now, it exists in a thousands of digital and analogue photo albums, and in the minds of those who wandered these streets. Some of them, or many rather, areContinue reading “A Stockholm Chimera”

The Stained Man – a short story

It’s a solemn morning for the man who is busy pouring his coffee down the drain. He is mad, for all he can see is the stain, the stain on his white shirt which, in his mind, represents his life. He mutters to himself as he watches the rain trickle down the window pane; “I’mContinue reading “The Stained Man – a short story”

La Famiglia en Italia

Just arrived home from Arabba, Italy. One week with splendid weather, great skiing, shit tonnes of food, a lot of red wine, family and¬†extended family. I’ve shared a room with my siblings and it’s been a treat to reconnect a little. Because even though we’ve grown up together and know each other on a deepContinue reading “La Famiglia en Italia”

Teenage Misconception

Her mama questions her “What you need that for?” “Your skin is perfect” Another teenage-exploration mama thinks to herself. Daughter, seemingly ashamed, takes the facial scrub into the bathroom Dabs her face wet Looks at her dry skin Applies the scrub And scrubs Scrubs And she scrubs Skin falls down into the sink Scrubs, harderContinue reading “Teenage Misconception”