Clio’s Kingdom

Grapefruit for Martha

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LESLIE MCBRIDE WILE Somewhere a bell was ringing—an old bell, a school or a church bell, swinging slow and heavy. Joanne surfaced, up from sleep into the sonorous pealing, felt the darkness of early morning on her eyelids. She sensed…

Alice’s Day


LAURA BLENGINO Abstract: A short story by Laura Blengino. A contemporary myth of the goddess Aphrodite, living on Earth as a woman in the 21-st century/as a 21-st century woman. (Image by Lorenzo Barberis)

First Snow


JOHN I. CLARKE Cold, wet snow driving against the window. The sky is grimly grey and I don’t think we’ll see any real daylight at all. Not today. One of those days best wrapped up and forgotten about. I’m sitting…

Standing Out


FRANCES FAHY If I saw someone like me, an almost six-foot tall, 24 year-old slim, blond waitress with typical Nordic features, carrying a laden drinks tray and trying to navigate her way between tables on four-inch heels, in a crowded…

An Interview with Marco Tomatis


ABSTRACT Marco Tomatis is a writer and an organizer of cultural activities. He often works with the illustrator Cinzia Ghigliano; they have published a significant number of books and comics. He has written novels together with Loredana Frescura for major…

“Ascoltando Mondovì” – Drops of Scenery


“Ascoltando Mondovì”, Listening to Mondovì, is a writing project by the Creative Writing Workshop at the cultural association La Meridiana Tempo. Margutte has published the first piece here and will publish the others from time to time. Drops of Scenery was…

Rafael Horzon at the Museum of Rivoli


FRANCESCA FERRUA presents The White Book, picaresque novel by German author (but also student, parcels delivery man, art agent, owner of a night club, furniture designer and much more) Rafael Horzon.