5 Days of Horror Writing Challenge

5 Days of Horror

Earlier this week, I started a writing challenge (the two sentence horror story challenge, to be precise) as an exercise in a genre I am not familiar with. You can read more about it on Google+, where I posted a two sentence horror story every day since Monday. It’s been an interesting challenge, and the […]

The Trigger


It happens sometimes to praise someone disproportionately much. You keep saying how wonderful they are, and you’re totally understanding whenever they are not that wonderful – it happens, everybody has those moments. Until the day they behave in such a disrespectful manner that you just have to face the fact that they don’t care about […]

Autumn Melancholy – New Series Intro


I keep saying and writing this: I can’t fully adapt to autumn this year. I’ve made butternut squash soup, picked up fallen leaves, made a wreath, I’m taking walks, admiring colorful hills, breathing in the scents of autumn, I’ve had plums, grapes and apples, I’ve felt warm on colder days… Occasionally, I’m feeding stray cats… […]

Under Reconstruction

Sunflower Field

One of these years, I’m going to have a perfect summer, even if I have to chase it across the Equator and into December. I seldom have any regrets, but, these days, I still wish summer was not over, because I did not get to enjoy it. The very platform of my life was shaken, […]

Turkey, 5 Years Ago


Five years ago, I went to Turkey to restart all my systems – heal my heart, put my thoughts in order, start being nicer to myself in general. I was worn out, tired of being depressed for putting others first and getting hurtful behavior in return. I was totally decided to stop betraying myself, no […]

“Secrets, Lies, Dreams” vol.I – SECRETS

"Secrets" by Adriana Popovici, available on Amazon

At last! “Secrets” is out and ready to be downloaded to your Kindle. So, if you’re interested in new fiction, give this short read a try, and tell me what you think about it. “Secrets” is the first volume of “Secrets, Lies, Dreams”, a short story collection that will offer a few surprises along the […]

A Walk in the Woods

A Walk in the Woods

A springtime walk in the woods, when the weather is just right, the air fragrant and filled with bird songs, will always refresh your whole being. It will make you feel alive from head to toe, will soothe your heart and put your ideas in order. Before spring is over, let’s go for a virtual […]


Compensation, short story by Adriana Popovici

Tom leaned against the window, but didn’t see his father approaching the café. The cup of tea was empty, so he ordered a third one, and checked his phone for any missed calls or texts. A brisk push of the door startled him. Forty-nine minutes late, his father was taking the seat in front of […]

5 Tips to Improve Communication in Any Circumstance


Warning: seemingly boring introduction ahead – it involves Latin. Bear with me, though The word communication comes from the Latin verb communico, which comes from communis, which means common, public. This is another way of saying that communication is not merely about speaking, but mostly about relating and connecting. You can speak to another person […]