Johnny Got His Gun – Book & Movie Review

“Suppose your eyes are blind, your ears are deaf, and your limbs are so numb that they can not feel the contact of the place they touched, just like a frozen finger… Now, for you; the world is like a void. It is space’s very self. You don’t step on the ground because your feet can’t stand. Your eyes don’t see and your ears don’t hear. Walk like you are walking in the air! A wall came in front of you. Hit it! Who is to say that you hit? You won’t hear the crash, so the wall couldn’t block …

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BUTTERFLY FEET – A Story About Hope

Thanks to Enes Talha Coşgun for the translation. When she looked at the giant clock of the terminal, she realized that a ten-minute slumber was enough to dream. The woman raised her head from the jam-packed small suitcase and blinked her eyes as if she wanted to distract from sleep. She coughed a few times before she got up from the bench. She pulled her scarf up to her nose to soften the steel cold of the air. She hid her left hand in her pocket and gnawed at the toast hanging on the other. Her suitcase which is strikingly …

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SONG OF THE DISTANT – An Ocean Story

My story, which competed in the 11th Short Story Competition in Yerli Bilimkurgu Yükseliyor and appeared in the 53rd issue of YBKY magazine, is with you! Thanks to Enes Talha Coşgun for the translation. We were a nameless group of friends. There were twelve of us. We were all young and full of curiosity. In order to satisfy this curiosity and find answers to our questions, we left our families and took refuge in nature, away from civilization. We were observing other creatures, trying to understand their behavior patterns, and then consolidating our knowledge by discussing. We were walking unassumingly …

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MIDNIGHT RATTLES – Thriller Story

❝ “It’s been going on since the day we moved in,” the apartment superintendent’s wife said, looking at the bubbles on the coffee. “Knock-knock in the middle of the night… Just like someone’s walking. Someone lives inside our walls … ” ❞ This story participated in the 1st National Short Story Competition organized by Yazı Dükkanı Akademisi and was first shared there. Thanks to Enes Talha Coşkun for the translation. “Pathetic!” said the woman who threw the fork in her hand on the table. When the fork and spoon collided, a ringing sound was heard. “I tell you I can’t …

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