Mirfet Piccolo

Carla is Walking

This morning Carla the madwoman paid me a visit. Her story is a rumour: from dusk to dawn she walks along the riverside and mumbles disconnected words into the air. But this was before. I remembered my desire to enter her universe, then I got up from bed. Outside, the police’s speaker was repetitive: stay home. Carla can’t walk by the riverside anymore, I thought, so where is her universe? With No Time For Love Like Now in my headphones, I walked: within the 80 square metres of my flat I reached the riverside and, there, Carla smiled at me.

Mirfet Piccolo graduated from Birkbeck, University of London. She earned a commendation at the Premio Italo Calvino XXIV edition and her short stories have been published on Nazione Indiana and on The Massachusetts Review. In 2017 she published her first novel. She now lives in a small village in Lombardy. Her work is represented by the Piergiorgio Nicolazzini Literary Agency.

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