I recently released a photo book containing 300 photos made in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone. The photos were made by me and my co-author in the summer of 2018 and autumn of 2020.

Although neither of us is a professional photographer, we both have some experience and I believe we…

Plum Blossoms in Snow, Takahashi Shōtei

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Like the icy earth
I am withdrawn and suffocated
I await for spring

Artwork by Igor Ruz

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My parole officer just left. We had a little talk. She told me that if I so much as think about going near a school or a playground again she’ll have no choice but to send…

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You discover crack cocaine. You love it and become instantly hooked. It isn’t long before you sell what little you have as far as possessions for the sake of feeding your addiction. You’re evicted from your closet-sized apartment…

"The Voices Told Me to Kill Her", mixed media on paper, 2018; illustrator Emiliano Ciarlante (https://www.instagram.com/emiliano.ciarlante)

Note: The story and artwork have been published on Medium with the authors' consent.

I’m sulking in the passenger seat of your car. I still have that awful taste in my mouth. That awful arsenic taste. “Kid” by The Pretenders is playing on the radio. The morning sun of summer…

Keijo K.

Writer. Philosophical pessimist. www.keijokangur.com

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