And she closed her eyes again, only now her thoughts swirled like the waves breaking on the dam. Her desires, which had changed over the years, some had been forgotten, others had become meaningless, or ridiculous, or even absolutely impossible. A few were left, not many. They had sifted. They had sifted.
He had to make another wish. And she knew which one. She was old, from childhood to adolescence. He had helped her resist when it was hard. He had made her dream. He had knocked her to the ground when he thought she would never be fulfilled, but the same desire had lifted her and sent her on. It had prevented her from fully experiencing the smaller or larger things she had experienced.
Those words. He had not written them and had not spoken them even once in a loud or whispered voice.
Loana Ciobanu, The stall with wishes
The stall with wishes
LOANA CIOBANU was born in 1960 in the city of Slatina. She graduated from the Faculty of Mathematics of the University of Bucharest and is a teacher at a high school in the capital.
She was published only as a French translator by Hasefer Publishing House, with the volume "Steps intertwined with the walk of an angel" by David McNeil and a chapter in the volume of essays "Witnesses of the Future" by Pierre Bouretz.
After all, the day after tomorrow is another day / 9
Mrs. M's purple robe / 25
It's time / 41
Ana has apples / 46
The stall with wishes / 48
ALEXROBERTMARIAILINCA / 52
The father, seen from behind / 54
A baby / 56
And you were / 60
D.E.F / 64
To whom do I leave you / 68
Same age difference / 72
Ode of the office colleague / 75
An appointment / 78
Smiles at the intersection / 83
Cristina and the panel / 88
Two train windows / 94
Tears, lies and the walnut roll / 99
Alzheimer's and husband / 103
Soul near the soul / 110
Paris, the last dream / 113
A very small painting / 119
S.M.S / 124
Killing poems and kilograms / 128
Indiscretion / 132
Phone ringing / 138
A stupid accident / 144
Nine without ten / 148
Giselle (Daughter's Ballet School) / 158
New Year's Eve Grand Prize / 165
The disappearance of a woman / 180