Employee of the month: Eldobra the emotion recycler

Hey! I am working furiously on Chapter 3 of “Last one off the planet” but that will take a bit more time.  I hope I can entertain you with this little episode I came up with to make myself laugh a bit during a, particularly stressful day.  Eldobra groaned and scrunched her soft face in…

The last​ one off the planet turns the light off ( Chapter 1)

The view behind the glass changed from city walls to private homes, to vertical farms, to a zoetrope of green fields and ugly shopping malls. I brushed over my stomach. It was still stiff from the procedure. But no pain. My father picked me up from the station. We passed a few windmills on our…

The 5 stages of accepting you are on vacation

Stage 1  Unreasonable clothing and unrealistic expectations Despite the chilly weather and the pleasant wind gust on the train platform, my head is sweating. I can feel my hair sticking to my scalp under the orange summer hat. Despite it being a difficult object to travel with it was essential to my Jane Austen countryside…

Once upon a time

Once upon a time in a city sexy and no longer so poor There lived an ambitious young women telling tall tales with a big dream but no steam So came the beautiful day with the epiphany – if you stop giving a fuck you can fail blissfully Follow me on Twitter for updates on…

Ghosts

The floor made a creaking sound. I like this place, it is strangely mine with all its odd noises. Jewelry disappeared and reappeared in odd places. So I have started leaving honey jars open – I was told that how you befriend house ghosts. “I am renovating my apartment so I am going to move…

über year 5, how we moved to the city and how I ate rat poison

When I turned five we moved from our little countryside to Riga, the capital of Latvia. We moved in with my grandmother (my mother’s mother) who lived in a plattenbau building with my uncle. My father was still going to sea as a mechanic at that time so it was my brother, mother, grandmother and…

Über year 4, Elza before Frozen and magical gardens

Welcome back to the story of my life, told one blog post at a time. I am writing a story for each year of my life. I started with my birth and am working my way forward. Elza before Frozen – Aunt Elza I had my very own Elza before even Frozen existed – our…

über year 2 and what I have learned this far

This is the third entry in the series of stories about my life. You can read the previous here and here. I write about the bits and pieces I remember or know from my family. During the writing process, I am trying to figure out more about my current self and growing up in general….

über my first year, my parents and knowing nothing

This is the second entry in my series of stories about every year of my life. I don’t yet have to start feeling bad about my bad memory because there are no existing memories in my head about the first year of my life. Likely no one has memories of that time of their lives….

über Midsummer and my birth

I will write a story for each of the years of my life starting with my birth – this is the first entry. I happen to have an incredibly bad memory about any details of my own life. I never quite figured out if it was denial, a neural defect or disinterest. The purpose is…