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Short Story: Street Signs in Sarajevo

Jackie Nichols, BFR Staff

To almost all pedestrians, the cobblestone streets were most charming in the lamplight of evening. They were reminiscent of grander cities, or of grander times for the once triumphant city of Sarajevo. 968 more words

Staff Literary Blog

Flightless bird

A flightless bird who decided to leave her nest.

Exactly a month ago at 1 PM, I took a fifteen hour flight and a two hour train ride back to Groningen. 241 more words


Sunday Off

I haven’t had a Sunday off work in several months. My weekends are Tuesday-Wednesday. Much better than when I had a split weekend or when I was not on the same schedule as my husband. 319 more words


I Was Born this Way

I am from run-down red barns

and fences that lost their animals long ago.

I am from the rocks whose rank and formation

were decided long before I knew their names. 181 more words


Homesick day

I’m feeling a little homesick today. Somedays are busy or fun and I don’t get a chance to think about, but then others there are just little things that make you miss home. 188 more words

How To Get Over Culture Shock and Homesickness

As an Australian arriving in Florence I experienced no immediate culture shock or homesickness- I was immediately charmed by the busy little streets, the smell of pizza wafting out of doorways, the Christmas lights strung over narrow streets, the shopkeepers sweeping the footpaths… In short, I adored pretty much everything about Florence. 1,117 more words


The Unsettling Nature of Going Home

I have just spent a glorious month with my family in Cape Town. A month of family meals, trips to the beach, cousins messing about in the pool, enjoying the delicious food and wine and various tourist trips. 628 more words

Growing As A Person