THE TESTIMONY OF THE ROSE – A ❝Prophecy❞ Story

❃ Kayıp Rıhtım was originally founded on fantasy and science fiction, and today it is a platform that touches every aspect of literature and life. It started broadcasting in the first month of 2008. In addition, they have been publishing a selection of short stories on a different theme every month for thirteen years. I took part in the October 2022 selection with the theme of Kehanet (Prophecy) with my story called Gülün Şahitliği (The Testimony of the Rose). The original link is in Turkish, but you can read it in English here – thanks to Enes Talha Coşgun for …

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Lucky Per – Book Review

Enes Talha Coşgun translated this article from Turkish to English. When I read this book last year, I had so much literary pleasure that I immediately felt the urge to sit down and write a review. However, I kept postponing writing it because I wanted to write a long and detailed review, and during this time, a whole year passed. So let’s start this review now, which will probably be a quite long one. ✵ The Danish naturalist writer Henrik Pontoppidan‘s book Lykke-Per, published at the beginning of the 20th century, was adapted into a film by Bille August in …

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OATH OF THE GOLDEN SEED – A Promise Story

Enes Talha Coşgun translated this story from Turkish to English. On a working day, those who were half asleep, their heads in their front, their hands in their pockets, on the way of their bread and butter; were staring at the image of a woman passing like a feather through the middle of the street and leaving an ephemeral strong wind behind her. As she was walking with running steps and her broom hair was flying, the woman was saying, “A promise… I made a promise.” She took to the main street regardless of the stranger glances and did not …

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THE BEST-CASE SCENARIO – A ❝Flying Balloon❞ Story

❃ Kayıp Rıhtım was originally founded on fantasy and science fiction, and today it is a platform that touches every aspect of literature and life. It started broadcasting in the first month of 2008. In addition, they have been publishing a selection of short stories on a different theme every month for thirteen years. I took part in the March 2022 selection with the theme of Uçan Balon (Flying Balloon) with my story called En İyi İhtimal (The Best-case Scenario). The original link is in Turkish, but you can read it in English here – thanks to Enes Talha Coşgun …

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SAMPLE – A ❝Safari❞ Story

❃ Kayıp Rıhtım was originally founded on fantasy and science fiction, and today it is a platform that touches every aspect of literature and life. It started broadcasting in the first month of 2008. In addition, they have been publishing a selection of short stories on a different theme every month for thirteen years. I took part in the April 2022 selection with the theme of Safari (Safari) with my story called Örneklem (Sample). The original link is in Turkish, but you can read it in English here – thanks to Enes Talha Coşgun for the translation. ❃ “One hundred …

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THE RED OF LATE SUNRISE – Story

Translation: Enes Talha Coşgun She was afraid of falling off the balcony. This feeling entered into her suddenly, as instantaneous as the vane touches twelve, as definite as the day progress of the calendar, and as irreversible as the arrow of time. She feared that lies would be told on her behalf; she was afraid that her death would be decorated with a seven-letter word with a lot of “i” and a romantic sound: “Suicide”, Such a gentle word! Like “anticipation” or “pride”. But was the word “murder” look alike like those words? It was a vulgar, blood-smelling word, even …

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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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