Proposals received during the week as a possible start for the short story contest


Part One: "A Good Beginning"



8)  "His village gaze, capable of distinguishing trees from bushes at first glance, glazed over the road signs, the meaningless letters of the Latin alphabet swirling around one another, and the torn billboards showing American faces with skin in strips, faces no eyes, no mouth, or nothing but a nose.” Middlesex, Jeffrey Eugenides.

9)  “Yes, sir, only after having suffered what I suffered, only thanks to that, I have come to understand how everything should be and for that reason I have seen all the horror of what it is.” Kreutzer Sonata, Lev Tolstoy. Cliff Notebooks. Barcelona, ​​2003. P.31.


"In a raging storm of undulating gold

nothing gulfs of burning and pure light

my heart, thirsty for beauty,

if the hair slides generously.”

Poetic work, Francisco de Quevedo.



3) “If you surrendered to the air, you could ride it.” Song of Solomon, Toni Morrison.

4) “There is a taint of death, a flavor of mortality in lies – which is exactly what I hate and detest in the world – what I want to forget”. Heart of Darkness, Joseph Conrad.

5) “No, it is impossible; it is impossible to convey the life-sensation of any given epoch of one's existence, that which makes its truth, its meaning, its subtle and penetrating essence”. Heart of Darkness, Joseph Conrad.


For he who sins a second time

Wakes a dead soul to pain,

And draws it from its spotted shroud,

  And makes it bleed again,

And makes it bleed great gouts of blood

  And makes it bleed in vain!”

Ballad of Reading Gaol, Oscar Wilde.

7) “I love to trick fate.” "Until I see you, my Jesus”, Elena Poniatowska.

Participate by sending us a “good start” to until December 5. From among all the proposals received, the one that will serve as the starting point for the micro-story writing contest that will be held in January will be selected.

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