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Zvezdana Rashkovich – Fragmented

Zvezdana Rashkovich – Fragmented

How romantic to be a writer, a poet, an artist, perhaps, to sew a coat of words fit for a queen. To color feelings into pungently scented crowns and wreaths, bend and twist them into something akin to madness, sobbingly magical, something that makes one want to run barefoot through a meadow—sprint through rain puddles, […]

June 30, 2014 | By | 11 Replies More
Forever Her Son by Zvezdana Rashkovich

Forever Her Son by Zvezdana Rashkovich

He walks a narrow path slouched and frail like a dandelion, fragile. He used to puff and watch them fly as a small boy, laughing in the dying summer light. Mother was there, sometimes. Mornings he awoke alone to a cold room, tiny and bare. His little fingers too clumsy to button his coat for […]

November 30, 2013 | By | 4 Replies More
The scent of mangoes in the desert by Zvezdana Rashkovich

The scent of mangoes in the desert by Zvezdana Rashkovich

I was eleven the summer mama and my Sudanese stepfather Hassan decided to hop into a tomato-red minivan and drive me and my sister Leila from the Balkans to Khartoum. Now, after weeks on the road we were finally at the last stretch of our journey, a nine hundred forty kilometer ride through the Sahara […]

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