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I belong to generations of the pride of our land. As Uzbekistan became the world’s fifth largest exporter of cotton; making up at least two thirds of the country’s output, the lands started to get thirstier as the irrigation schemes from the Aral Sea started to break down. The air is dry and reeks of […]

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Now why don’t I get to enjoy any of that? Being a bed is hard work. What a pack of lies that bastard who made me promised—that I’d experience a lifetime of tactile memories so powerful, few other furniture would ever come close. Nail by nail, part by part, I was hammered together with immense […]

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A group of young artists arrives in Venice from all over the world to dream and create wonderful stories about the water-bourne city. This is the result of their work: 10 short stories and 6 short films. *********** Illustration by my friend Andy Rementer Tucked discreetly between the old Calles of San Polo where merchants […]

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Illustration by Andy Rementer Like every child, he had a vast collection of rudimentary colouring books, but he preferred drawing lines and weird shapes to colour. He loved the freedom of creating his own spaces without boundaries, rather than having fixed shades to colour and shade. He loved drawing lines because it never ended. It […]

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A short story I wrote for The Guardian‘s short short story contest. Every night, Tom lay in bed wondering if his toes spoke to each other while he was fast asleep. He listened intently to his heartbeat in sync with the rhythm of the clock by his bedside, like a puppy feeling safe by the […]

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During my time at Fabrica and before, I spent a considereble amount of time writing lots of short stories. This particular one I wrote during my trial at Fabrica was shortlisted for the BBC Radio 4 Afternoon Reading programme. Read the story here

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