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Radio in Utero

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The man in a white coat is looking closely at the low-res images on a screen, that is neither huge nor flat. In today’s world of smartphones and tablets, our man of science is tapping away on his ... [+]

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Céline Lledo, ago

Mmh... the smell of a wood fire, nice meat ready for the grill, marinaded in virgin oil with Herbs de Provence. Prime rib? Of course! Hang on, are people coming for lunch? Didn’t know it was ... [+]

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The convertible sped down the highway. The traffic was flowing at last. They would be there in thirty minutes. Three weeks as a family watching Juliette getting tanned and the children splashing about... [+]

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Little Memory Box

Valoute34, ago

I remember those little country roads, those paths where progress is slow, like the passage from childhood to adulthood. The mineral smell of the low dry stone moss-covered walls, snaking beyond the ... [+]

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On Route 135

Elodie Torrente, ago

“The most important thing in life is the people you meet on the way.” The voice of the presenter was proclaiming this maxim on the radio when, that morning, a pretty little brunette with a ... [+]

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Moonlight Declaration

Sandra Dullin, ago

The first day, Achille wrote his love on blue paper which he folded over and over with care. A beautiful aeroplane with a pointed nose like the ones that sometimes made colored patterns in the sky. ... [+]

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Edouard Bonnet, ago

It was an easy day as only afternoons in June could be, the world basking in clear, gentle sunlight, summer arriving softly, lazily, the days already more vital with their new-found ... [+]

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Hair on a Pillow

Edouard Bonnet, ago

A Thursday.
I am convinced it was a Thursday because I had one day left before the weekend and in those circumstances that extra day was unbearable.
So that Thursday, I received a letter that ... [+]

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I saw you this morning, from the back, with your light stripy sweater and your over-sized jeans, your willowy walk and your white headphones. Your artfully ruffled black hair. I imagined your face, ... [+]

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The Two Old People

Nabelle, ago

As I go down the alleyway that looks onto their home, I catch sight of the two old people with their backs to me. They are sitting shrivelled before a fire which warms the only room on the ground ... [+]

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