Y is for Yawn – A to Z Challenge 2015

"Yawning is contagious, others will automatically join in", this might not be the exact quote, but I remember reading about yawning with my ESL (English as a second language) teacher in middle school. She always made me read strange texts to provide me with diverse vocabulary. I recall a few of them. One day we … Continue reading Y is for Yawn – A to Z Challenge 2015

X is for Xenophobia – A to Z Challenge April 2015

Oh what a horrible thing Xenophobia! According to wikipedia, Xenophobia is the unreasonable fear of what is perceived to be foreign or strange. Even in our, now, very advanced and open mind-set, xenophobia still exists. People who move to a foreign country or even visit one can at times be confronted with it, and that is never … Continue reading X is for Xenophobia – A to Z Challenge April 2015

W is for Wawel Castel – A to Z Challenge April 2015 | Wawel Schloss | Château du Wawel

I understood nothing, that was said or sung. I was not part of it. I knew that I was an outsider here. But here people weren't here to judge others. I did not really fit in, but it felt ok to be there. It was still dark outside when we left home. When we arrived the … Continue reading W is for Wawel Castel – A to Z Challenge April 2015 | Wawel Schloss | Château du Wawel

V is for Vanilla – A to Z Challenge April 2015

V is for Vanilla I reopened the freezer, took out the Whole Foods French Vanilla Bean Ice Cream. Even though I was doing this in secret, it cannot have stayed unnoticed for long, but I never heard any remarks regarding my guilty little pleasure. I always appreciated the taste of vanilla, it was probably that ice cream when I … Continue reading V is for Vanilla – A to Z Challenge April 2015

U ist für Unterkunft – A to Z Challenge April 2015

"Wir brauchen für heute Nacht unbedingt eine Unterkunft!" sagte Tim mit ernster Miene zu seinem besten Freund Christian. "Ich weiß, wir werden schon etwas finden", erwiderte dieser gelassen. "Wie kannst du bloß so ruhig sein? Meine Mutter wird mir die Hölle heiß machen, wenn sie erfährt, dass ich unter einer Brücke oder auf einer Parkbank … Continue reading U ist für Unterkunft – A to Z Challenge April 2015

T is for Time – A to Z Challenge April 2015

ding, ding, ding the old pocket watch chimed thirteen minutes past twelve. He threw his papers and books into his backpack, today was not a day to arrive late. The recent death of his beloved grandfather and the profound sadness that came with it was not going to count as an excuse. Running through the door he … Continue reading T is for Time – A to Z Challenge April 2015

S is for Snake – A to Z Challenge April 2015

In the depth of the woods, Sisi woke up hearing the chant of her favourite songbird. Her whole body twitched. "What a beautiful sound", she thought to herself whilst slowly uncoiling and slivering out of her comfortable nest. She often regretted how in the past this very type of bird had been on her weekly … Continue reading S is for Snake – A to Z Challenge April 2015