Author Archive: solanah

Series B: The Invisible Pipeline

Dear reader, with Series B, I begin a conceptually new cycle of short stories. I hope you like them. Thank you.  *** Leada was a happy child, for her life was a slew of one joyful experience after another. It was the time of year when the girls did a space project with Teacher. This year, each …

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7 Greatest Contemporary Instrumental Music Composers

In no particular oder… Enjoy! Philip Wesley The new Rimsky-Korsakov. A.R. Rahman I am happy his star has risen, as it should have. Hans Zimmer Can’t say I like all pieces by Hans Zimmer, but this one is moving. Deuter This “Memories of an Angel” piece is so touching; I try not to listen to …

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Extracted Memory #3: Flight with Peter Pan

It was almost twilight when Dad and I caught a glimpse of the village in the distance. Having travelled over 2,000 miles – first by train, then by bus and then on foot – we were finally approaching our destination. I was to meet my Dad’s side of the family for the first time. Suddenly everything …

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5 Things You Wouldn’t Wanna Get Wrong If You Were a Spy in Russia

Or else you’d be found out 🙂 1. Semechki Although semena means seeds in Russian and can refer to any kind of seeds, semechki is used in 99% of instances to denote  sunflower seeds. There is a long-lasting tradition among Russian folks to crack and eat sunflower seeds or  shchelkat semechki as they say. That is, while …

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Sonnet 11 by Pablo Neruda

I crave your lips, your voice, your hair and in the streets I walk unnourished, quiet, can’t eat the bread; the rising sun is getting on my nerves, I search for liquid sound of your footsteps in the day Am dying of hunger for your rapid laughter, your hands the color of ripe wheat and …

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My 5 Best Movie Scripts of All Time

While thinking how I’m going to write the script for “You Go Girl”, I tried to remember some great movie scripts that had inspired me in the past. Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang (2005) In terms of its screenplay, this one is number one for me. In the movie, you get a narrator, who narrates the story …

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And the Sun Rose in the West

To Indigo, my dear friend from S.  ON THE COLD November day Dahu was born, two unusual events took place. Dahu’s father left for the mountains early in the morning never to return again. Nobody ever found out what became of him: his body was never located, nor did any news of him arrive  in the years that followed. It seemed …

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10 Popular Myths about Ukrainian Conflict Dedunked

Dear reader, first off, I’d like to ask you to take a minute and please wish Ukraine well. It’s the country I was born to, and I care for it. Think no evil and no evil will come. If enough people think peace, peace will come. Thank you. 5 myths maintained by pro-Western media Myth …

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A long journey to the sun

When my Soul woke up, it was still pitch black. No sound, light or other motion was to be sensed in the thick density of the existence. And the Soul thought, “Meh”. As the very fist particles of light lit up the sky in the East, the Soul stood up and set out on its journey …

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The things people do when being their true selves

You probably recognize this photo. It was taken by photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt right after Japan surrendered in World War 2. Alfred recalls: “I was walking through the crowds on V-J Day, looking for pictures. I noticed a sailor coming my way. He was grabbing every female he could find and kissing them all — young girls and …

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