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Day 163 – Identity crises

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There are days when I have no reason to write anything. There are days when I don’t feel the need to write anything and there are days when I absolutely don’t want to write anything (that mostly happens when I have a dark day). Today I am having a dark day and I think I am getting tired of this carousel of emotions. I have the urge to stop, sit still, cover myself in blankets, drink a...

Day 155 – Writing under the stars

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You all know what it’s like to have a passion, right? And we all have a favorite place where we practice that passion. For me, writing under a tree on an empty field or up in the mountains until the stars appear, is my favorite thing in the world. Back home I used to have a house up in the mountains, where my godmother lives and I used to go there and wonder off to explore the surroundings...

Day 147 – People watching and Piazza Santo Spirito

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There used to be a time, no more than three years ago, when I would walk on the streets of Florence, choose a spot and sit down to write or watch people. My favorite place in the world was in Piazza della Signoria right in front of Palazzo Vecchio. I used to imagine being one with the steps and listen to all the tourists change impressions, sighing in amazement at the sight of the palace. Every...

Day 118 – The silence of a new short story

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“All you need is silence. All you need is Oliver Shanti playing Sacral Nirvana over and over again in your eardrums. Listen… the house is quiet, the lights are fading and the rhythmic sounds invite you to write again, for your pleasure only.” Whenever a new short story is calling me out to write it, I have a strict rule of ignoring it at first. There is a huge amount of work I...

Day 49 – Time issues

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I had an amazing, normal, beautiful day. The man of the house was out shooting an event, so us girls were left alone and unsupervised. We had lots of fun in the garden this morning and then an interesting ride with the bus in the evening. This day passed in a blink of an eye and because of that it made me think about my time issues. I have always been fascinated with time. Either I hate it or I...

Day 31 – Happy one month anniversary!!!

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One month down, eleven more months to go! I can’t believe it’s been already a month since I started this project. Sometimes, it felt like I am writing since forever and sometimes that I am not doing it enough. I’ve been through a lot this month, both personal and working wise but, even on the most terrible days I tried to put something out there; and believe me, that’s fucking hard to do. I...

Day 24 – A piece of me

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I have been working on a short story book for a year now and the pieces of the puzzle are coming together quite nicely. I still need a 36 hours day, so that I could work faster on it but, until then it’s slowly but surely progressing (really, if you find hours that I could buy like in the supermarket, I am willing to pay the price hahaha). Until that one will be released into the world, I...

Day 17 – Diary entry

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10.30 in the morning; I drag my body into the kitchen and start making breakfast (who am kidding, I just pull out Ephia’s yogurt from the refrigerator, place some biscuits on her little plate and one in my mouth). After the complicated process of making breakfast, I am ready to start our usual routine: getting dressed, potty training, feeding her, talking, laughing a lot, going out; boring stuff...

Why do you do what you do?

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Why do you do what you do? That is the question. Why do you have the urge to get up and do the thing that you are best at or at least try to be? Is there a person, who knows a generally applied answer, for this particular question? These last passing months I met a lot of new people, each of them with a beautiful and inspiring story because of their uniqueness. I asked all of them this particular...

Writer In Florence Ela Vasilescu