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“The war, The war – but which war? How much have I longed for liberation from it and to forget the day that it broke out.” His lover left him and now an exiled Iraqi man stops to think whether the war and his longings for his home town Basra are the reasons she left.
Boozing, snogging, chewing the fat, riding to the Black Sea on a Vespa and fishing for rockets from the bridge on New Year’s Eve… A chronicle an “it’s complicated” relationship in 31 dazzling micro-chapters.
In this short and lyrical modern fairy tale, a solitary woman is continually disappointed in love but carries on, ultimately finding the happiness that she has been seeking. A moving allegory about persistence and patience with strong feminist undertones of independence and self-empowerment.
A man decides to stay home and conduct a strange ceremony in order to have some kind of mystical experience. It turns out behind this act lies a sad touching truth. A very short piece with a surprising end.
She couldn’t believe her luck: like a magician, he transformed her from a lonely middle aged woman who toiled in the kitchen of her restaurant into a desired lover who spends time on the beach. In this story, a young and handsome man responds to a want ad placed by an over-worked chef and turns her life upside down. But is this all too good to be true?
‘When he opened the door, she stood there slack-jawed. “Sorry, I must have come to the wrong house.” “Ma? What are you talking about?’ A love affair that starts in an online dating site changes the life of a lonely man beyond recognition.