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    Short Story: The White Spider

    A foreword on Fate:   Do I believe in signs and predictions? Yes and no. I believe in the power of interpretation and the even greater power of purposeful determination. Should fate be predetermined, we edit it with our choices. As a writer, I confirm that an edit may imply a total rewrite. I have no trust in dubious research or invalid information. To me, fate is the union of collective free will. Between two people it forms a relationship; between several – a family; between all people – humanity. No bond exists without purpose. There is only one enduring relationship – civilization- from which none is disconnected.  No one’s…

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    RENDEZ-VOUS CAFÉ

    This story centers on three hopeful young people. Each of them is expecting a life-changing email that day. None of them know how small the world is, and it is within their power to manifest each other’s dreams…or break them.   “Rendez-Vous” café is a cozy place where people come to avoid one another, and the world leisurely revolves in a bubble of green tea– a drinkable meditation. Only the Now exists at “Rendez-Vous”; the past discarded at the threshold like a pair of muddy shoes; the future – looming as a bill for a comfortable time. One bleak winter day, an errant group of 20-somethings overturned the porcelain calm…

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    KNOW THYSELF

    I believe that all roads in the world – all challenges and circumstances – lead to one’s True Self. The potholes of regret we encounter on the way, the fast-track of joy and long trails of hardship bring us to one supreme destination: Acceptance. The pitch of this story is simple: a mega-successful young woman, an expert in personality types, is the survivor of an accident which wiped her memory clean of the first twenty-five years of her life. A bestselling author, ready to embark on her world book tour, she receives a video tape, claiming to hold the truth of her past life. Will she dare watch the tape…