Where stories can lead

I moved to London because of stories. I started yoga because of a book. I started parkour because of video games. In summer 2017, I had been living in London for a year and a half and I was at a yoga studio in Camden Town. My tummy had been hurting and I needed to exercise….

Slice of Life

I would wash myself in these pictures of plum trees and apple blossoms, sakura pink, bluebell, green, purple and smooth, all over again, until I’m drowning in petals like guests of Roman emperors, metaphorically – the idea behind art, no, the idea behind reality, without the pettiness and the evil meanings and the drama.

Splitting Image – 2: Black

This is another part 2 (!) of my short story, Splitting Image. Next post will be: the last part 2 and part 3! Read the beginning here: Splitting Image – 2: Black I step in.  Oh, why is this tunnel so different than it had looked from outside? So much brighter, I’m not sure if…

Splitting Image – 2: Purple

This is one of the part 2s (!) of my new short story, “Splitting Image”. You can read part 1 here. I hope you’ll like it! Splitting Image – 2: Purple I step in.  This is strange. The tunnel is much brighter than it seemed from outside. It looks very sleek, and bends so you…

Splitting Image – 1

This is an illustrated, speculative and auto-fictional, short story! I hope you’ll like it! All the pictures were taken a year ago by Marco Vinagre in Kings Cross, London but coincidentally, my hair looks nearly the same colour today 🙂 Splitting Image – 1 I put my mask on, crawl carefully through the torn, cobwebbed…

The Garden of Worlds

A faint clap of thunderClouded skiesPerhaps rain comesIf so, will you stay here with me? Yukari in The Garden of Words by Shinkai Makoto, from Man’yōshū, Book 11, verse 2,513 1 – The Garden of Worlds, part 1 As the clouds start to gather ominously over me, I walk faster on this forest lane. I…

Evanescent

Bones Bones, Baphomet horns and black lipstick – My very visual way to represent Death and what my little six year old neighbour called a “belated Halloween costume – I’m not scared!!”. I wasn’t trying to scare anyone, but it’s true that Halloween is supposed to be a moment when the bridges between the worlds…

Redbubble prints

Do you know Redbubble? It’s a good place to look for original designs, as artists can upload their stuff and you can have them printed as posters, but also skirts or bath mats!… I looked at their FAQ before registering, they seem ethical, and the prints are of very good quality. My account there is…

London Perspectives

I have been living in London for 3 years and a half now. London is always changing, morphing and evolving. Sometimes, you can see beauty through a fraction of a detail. Sometimes, you appreciate old staples from a new perspective. The path Looking through Waterfront Assassin’s Creed

Goth Dryads 2

After our gothic adventures in a forest, Alexis and I followed photographer Marina Bratunova (Also https://www.instagram.com/gimba_bra/) further into gothland. We discovered a very nice churchyard, and a river. Who thinks vampires can’t cross a river? Some of the pictures make me think of movie posters, don’t you think? They’re in Parties Learning lines in the rainSpecial effects…