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Award-winning poet and short story writer from Cyprus. Published three collections of poetry: The Voice at the Top of the Stairs (2001), Cleft in Twain (2003) and 25 Ways to Kiss a Man (2004). Cleft in Twain was cited by The Guardian in an article on the literature of the new European Union member states in 2004. My work has won prizes and commendations in various international competitions: among others, in the Commonwealth Short Story Competition, the Féile Filíochta International Poetry Competition (Ireland) and the Binnacle International Ultra-Short Competition at the University of Maine at Machias, USA. In addition to a book of short stories, Ledra Street (2006), I have had work published online and in journals internationally. My work was included in Best European Fiction 2011 (Dalkey Archive Press) and in the poetry anthology Being Human (Bloodaxe Books, 2011). Girl, Wolf, Bones – a new book of fairy tale inspired microfiction – was published in 2011.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Church Bells

You wouldn't hear the church bells every Sunday, if you moved.


  1. Then again, sleeping in isn't always what it's cracked up to be.

  2. Sunday is the only day of the week that the bells of the Evangelische Kirche next door do not ring at 7am.. I could lie in until 9:45 ;)

  3. Ha ha, I like your comments.
    I was actually pleased with the ambiguity in my "story". You could take it to mean hearing church bells on Sundays is a bad thing,because they wake you up, so you want to move away.
    OR: You might like listening to church bells (if you're religious), so moving away from the church would be a bad thing.

  4. I like church bells not because I am religious but because i am musical and they make me happy. They ring about community and tradition. If I leave the city within the walls (Canterbury not Nicosia) I will not hear the Cathedral bells any more. I have to move. Let us hope I do not have to go that far.

  5. Reminds me of visiting in Greece. Thanks.