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Seven Writers. Three Languages. One City.

Points of view

Irene lived in a house on the outskirts of the Walloon village of Tweedledum. She took pride in saying that she was the village’s first but also last inhabitant because her house was the final one on the road that … Continue reading

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Los vecinos como negativos de fotografía de la vida

(O cómo ver lo que nos falta en la vida de los otros) Cuentan que en la ciudad de Bruselas hace, ya muchos años, en el majestuoso edificio del Palacio de Justicia tuvo lugar un largo juicio, de lo más … Continue reading

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The Neighbour from Hell (Part 2)

Artwork by Enrique Cropper The next day George stepped out of the lift, as usual, and ambled down the corridor towards his office. The ‘Please keep this door closed at all times’ sign on the door of Archive 9D greeted … Continue reading

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The Neighbour from Hell (part 1)

Artwork by Enrique Cropper Why sit there thinking of the past Recounting empty days, gone past, hé hé hé (Becaud) “Another grey day in Brussels. Yes, a typical Belgian summer, eh” chuntered one nameless colleague to another, as the lift … Continue reading

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Je vous connais mieux que vous ne me connaissez

Vers la fin de la matinée, le téléphone d’Alice s’est mis à sonner. Elle était en pleine réunion de travail à l’hôpital où elle travaillait comme psychologue. Voyant que c’était son mari, elle a répondu sans hésiter une seconde. ‒ … Continue reading

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