German Embassy in Kiev, 1992 To hell with precautions, Herr Consul. Don’t you see I am clean? I’m purest vintage from head to foot, maternal and paternal side. I am bursting with evidence—you don’t even need this much. Look at my profile. This lump of a nose, Dad’s pride, my curse. Full face—Mom’s eyelids, a… [Read More]
Svetlana Lavochkina was born and educated in Ukraine and currently resides in Leipzig, Germany. She teaches English, translates Ukrainian poetry, and co-edits the anthology A Long and Winding Road. Her fiction was shortlisted for the 2010 Million Writers Award, published in Chamber Four Fiction Anthology, Eclectica, The Literary Review, Chapman, and is forthcoming in Mad Hatters' Review. She is working on her first novel.