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Cornelia Becker: love of robots

Cornelia Becker

Cornelia Becker has written short stories, radio plays and lyrical prose which have been published in literary journals and on the radio (Aufbau-Verlag, Rowohlt, Eichborn, LangenMüller, etc.). In 2009, the audio book MagentaRot was published as a collection of short stories; only two years later, the volume of short stories Eintritt frei, Achter-Verlag was published. In August 2014 she published the novel Die Unsterblichkeit der Signora Vero in the LangenMüllerVerlag. She published the artist's book The Children of my Father in the BÜBÜL publishing house. (The book has been translated into Arabic since 2018.) Her novel Der raue Gesang was published by Contra-Bass-Verlag in the summer of 2017. She received awards and scholarships for her work.
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I’m picking up my 11-year-old son Leo and his best friend Frederik from judo lessons

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Allie Barrera: New Life

Allie Barrera

Allie Barrera received her undergraduate degree in Comparative World Literature and began her career as an English teacher in Rome, Italy. Soon after she received her Master's degree in Nursing and currently practices as an RN and Lactation Consultant in Southern California. Most importantly, she is a wife and mother of three beautiful boys, ages 7,6, and 10 months. Allie enjoys travel, literature, and spending time with her family.
Allie Barrera

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I can’t think of anything more valuable than new life. I guess I’ve always thought that, but its been reinforced on almost a daily basis for me because of what I do for work. I am a nurse.

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Abby and the sex robot

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Abby’s date isn’t developing exactly how she wanted it to. The guy looks good, he’s ready for anything… but he won’t stop masturbating.

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A letter to the woman who made me a woman

Diana Marcela Herrera

Hi, my name is Diana Marcela, I am from Colombia! I have been a teacher for 11 years and love what I do. Throughout my career I have had the pleasure of working with children, teenagers and adults. I have worked in Colombia for several years, and since my passion is to meet new people and cultures, I have had the opportunity to work as a teacher in the United States and China. Currently I live in India.
Diana Marcela Herrera

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If airport walls could talk about so many things, they would, for example, talk about the mixed feelings at farewell moments with friends or family, when part of your heart stays with them and the other part opens up to […]

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home… (verb)

Jenny Schon

Jenny Schon, M.A. lives in Berlin. She is a poet, publicist and city guide and she used to own her own bookstore, selling books. A Student of Sinology, Journalism, Japanese Studies, History of Art and Philosophy, with additional studies abroad in China, Greece and the Czech Republic.
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when I get on a plane, the seat I’m sitting on is my home. Home is where I am…

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Allie Barrera: Farewell

Allie Barrera

Allie Barrera received her undergraduate degree in Comparative World Literature and began her career as an English teacher in Rome, Italy. Soon after she received her Master's degree in Nursing and currently practices as an RN and Lactation Consultant in Southern California. Most importantly, she is a wife and mother of three beautiful boys, ages 7,6, and 10 months. Allie enjoys travel, literature, and spending time with her family.
Allie Barrera

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Can you pinpoint a moment in your life when you felt your heart break? I think I can. I think sometimes we love and connect so deeply to our most dear ones that when they leave us, a part of […]

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Monika Detering – So long, goodbye

Monika Detering

Monika Detering wanted to be a cabin boy or a painter. She became a puppet master and worked in New York, Washington and Philadelphia as well as on the East Frisian Islands. Today she writes and publishes novels such as “Der Sommer des Raben” (2017), “Ich bin Hermann (2017), and Thrillers, most recently “Macht, Gier und Haie” (2017), “Bittere Liebe an der Ruhr” (2017), together with Horst-Dieter Radke (2017). She lives with her husband in Bielefeld,Westphalia, Germany, has three grown daughters and loves her big colorful family very much.
Monika Detering

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She was sitting in this bar, at this table, moving it straight. On the tabletop were cuts and notches, referred to names she didn’t know.

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Jorge Contreras Herrera: When I think of you

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When I think of you, a bubble of hummingbirds erupts in my breathing feathered galaxy of iridescence and smile. All of you is Babel and any language, living or dead, speaks of your eyes and of that dragonfly’s intensity: fervid […]

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Farewells are volatile moments with longevity

Nicole Frischlich

Nicole Frischlich was born and raised in the region of the German Ruhr area. She began her first professional steps in the travel and tourism industry, before she was 30 years old, starting her own business. Photography has accompanied her throughout her entire life, as well as writing poetry and stories - preferably in combined form. Since 2018 she has lived in a small dwelling mound village on the North Sea coast and works as a freelance journalist for the Emder Zeitung alongside her commercial work (Giclee printing).
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Farewell – a word that immediately carries a whole host of emotions with it. It echoes deep in the soul and carries many suitcases full of memories. Usually, they are profound – rarely fleeting. They leave a lot behind and […]

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Apaches in Mexico – forgotten

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They were no idolaters. They only believed in the existence of a single god whom they called the great captain of the sky.

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Farewell by Maryanne Becker

Maryanne Becker

Maryanne Becker, born in 1952, studied sociology and history at the TU Berlin, lives in Berlin -Spandau and writes novels and criminal short stories.
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Deep friendships are independent of time and space.

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Arthur Pahl: Farewells

Arthur Pahl

Arthur Pahl was born in Gladbeck / Westphalia and grew up in Würzburg. After a apprenticeship in the hotel trade, he completed an internship in Swiss fine dining, worked as a steward on an ocean liner, lived in the US, Colombia, Canada and Brazil, was a rice farmer, emerald trader, taxi driver, Tomb stone seller and stockbroker before he succeeded in Germany, where he has been working ever since as a tour Manager for international tour groups. Arthur's personal motto is: "Writing is Living - reading is understanding Life.
Arthur Pahl

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Farewells are as familiar to me as the course of everyday life. Get up. Go to the bathroom. Wash. Brush your teeth. Get dressed. Breakfast, etc. and… I’ll say goodbye.

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A beginning in working clothes

Soledad Marquez

Soledad Marquez is German and Chilean; born in Germany, she grew up in Chile and Brazil, studied in Germany and lives now in her homeland of heart, in Chile, at the sea. She studied Spanish, French and Portuguese Literature and loves books. She also likes to go surfing and to collect seashells while walking at the beach with her husband and her daughter.
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I love beginnings. They just fascinate me. The vitalizing scent of a cup of freshly brewed coffee. Or feeling the warmth of the freshly baked bread or cake. Enter the pristine sand of a beach. Open a fresh bag of […]

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Aging Ice Age by Thomas Matterne

Thomas Matterne

Thomas Matterne writes stories since he can write. His first professional path, however, was a job as an online journalist at a local TV station. While he works now more in the field of PR and marketing, he is also still a passionate blogger.
Thomas Matterne

All right, let’s get started. I’ll record the conversation, is that all right?” The reporter didn’t wait for persons answer sitting opposite of him. Instead, he just pressed the button of the recording stick pushing it over the glass table […]

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Requiem for a violin – Part III: Paths

Arthur Pahl

Arthur Pahl was born in Gladbeck / Westphalia and grew up in Würzburg. After a apprenticeship in the hotel trade, he completed an internship in Swiss fine dining, worked as a steward on an ocean liner, lived in the US, Colombia, Canada and Brazil, was a rice farmer, emerald trader, taxi driver, Tomb stone seller and stockbroker before he succeeded in Germany, where he has been working ever since as a tour Manager for international tour groups. Arthur's personal motto is: "Writing is Living - reading is understanding Life.
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In the January 2019 edition of PonderingTime, our author Arthur Pahl tells how the German violinist Johny Schwarz, who was murdered in Bogota, left Germany after World War II with a violin from Mittenwald in his luggage but arrived in […]

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Extract: “The Death Breath” by Michael Sumper

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PonderingTime friend Michael Sumper has again provided us with an excerpt from one of his books for this month. Tension guaranteed.