Wednesday, June 19, 2019
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Bicycle Pump (Part 5)

My plan worked out pretty well: Esin and I came back home for lunch unnoticed. In the hustle and bustle of lunch preparation, I easily...

Bicycle Pump (Part 4)

I looked over to the other side where Ruya, Mina and their brother were anxiously waiting for us to pass. Technically, they were already in...

Bicycle Pump (Part 3)

They did not have swimming suits, so we brought an extra pair with us. They always wore our clothes anyway. They were so small compared to...

Bicycle Pump (Part 2)

The plan -my plan- was perfect if the gardener's daughters had not insisted on dragging their spoiled little brother along with them. If he...

Bicycle Pump (Part 1)

“Open your palm” he said for the third time. I angled my head slightly to the right to hear a hint of hesitation in...

Some Other Thing

In the morning of the day after my 35th birthday, I woke up with an uneasy feeling in my chest. I remembered coming home from...

Blue Forest

Tonight I am all alone. My roommates are out for the night. There is no humming of the TV from downstairs or human voices...

Hugging The Teacher

I love my students and I love hugs. I don't like hugs from my students. I remember the feeling when one morning in Istanbul, after my...

Love Affairs of Self Destruction

One day I went to the swimming pool with my father. One of us is a Cancer, the other a Pisces; so we like...

The Taste of Forbidden Fruit

These days, I try to arrive everywhere early, just so I can drink a cup of coffee or read a few pages of a...

The Precious Balance of Perfection

Lately, I watched the movie Black Swan. In this, Natalie Portman plays a ballerina in a New York City ballet company whose life is completely consumed...