Back for Good

Happy Adriana

Hey there! Words can’t express how much I’ve missed writing here, so I’m not even trying to say it. Just know that tears happened. It was recently announced that Google is splitting Plus, and I’ve been laughing ever since. Not at Google, but at myself. There’s Google, king of Internet traffic, changing the structure of […]

The Benefits

Autumn Melancholy Series - part 3

The most important reason I decided to publish this short series was the realization that I (still) repress too much – up to the point that I offer a bland and inaccurate image of me. It made me feel like I’m betraying myself, which may not be a good feeling, but is a good indicator […]

The Evaluation

Autumn Melancholy Series - part 2

When the last box touched the floor of our new place, a rush of sheer joy replaced my anticipated feeling of relief. That night, when I went to brush my teeth, I looked in the mirror with a huge smile on my face and a healthy feeling of self-appreciation in my heart. Sore muscles and […]

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 […]