“– Do you intend to kill someone? – the woman asked.
– Quite the opposite. It’s more likely it will be me.
– You have nothing to fear. You still have….
And she named a date, hidden in the depths of the next century, and which flooded me with its gust-like piercing chill, like a piece of ice dropped behind one’s collar. The date that is best left unknown.”
From Igor Sakhnovsky’s short story “Bakhchysarai Rose”, translated from the Russian by Alexander Cigale for the upcoming anthology dedicated to the memory of the Russian poet Regina Derieva entitled Curator Aquarum: In Memoriam Regina Derieva.
Sakhnovsky was one of the writers included in the Read Russia anthology and has a novel available in English translation, The Vital Needs of The Dead at Glagoslav Publications.
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