Sara Marzana grew up in Italy, lived in the US and the UK, where she received her M.A. in Literature from the University of Essex. Not long ago, she took the courage to delve into her conscience like a salmon in the Pacific Ocean and started writing. She also reads a lot, teaches English, and breaks free on the trapeze. She takes pleasure in all things absurd like life itself. Her first short story, ‘Dinner with Godot,’ has appeared in Storgy Magazine. Her literary articles have appeared in the Durham University Postgraduate English Journal, and Exchanges: The Interdisciplinary Research Journal. Artwork by Francesca Floris
Francesca Floris, born in Oristano, Italy, in 1992. I make photos and cartoons. I attended the “Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia” in Rome. I’ve been working in the film industry as a professional for the past four years. In May 2020, I joined some colleague photographers in working with actors through the medium of the webcam, starting a series of photoshoots that are set during the Covid-19 emergency lockdown in Italy.
S’ammuttadori es parte de nosu.* He knows us all. But how much do we know him? As much as we know ourselves. Anna and Las are both experiencing a busy night full of nightmares. Each of them fights with their ammuntadore, or rather, with their own perception of it. The ammuntadore, in Sardinian culture, represents the demon of the night. He assaults us while we sleep and shows us the origin of our greatest fears. The deepest ones. Anna and Las are both part of two similar stories of lost innocence, albeit in different ways… albeit distant. Yet they find each other. At the end of the journey, at the end of the dream. Las’s destination, once awake, is reached through a quiet inner flight, accompanied, step by step, by the drive towards her true love. Because, even in the dark, it is important to remember that we are not alone.
*In Sardinian: the ammuntadore is part of us.
In Parentheses Magazine (Summer 2020) By In Parentheses in Volume 6 68 pages, published 7/14/2020…