The Noise Inside – Vaya Pseftaki

Sheyen swallows hard and his ears pop. The Noise stops. How long did it last this time? He glances at the water-clock fixed on the wall. Longer than before. It first came a month ago, on his fourteenth birthday, along with the hair. That day, he woke up to a humming, drenched in sweat and with the smooth skin of his head itching. And no matter how hard he tried, he couldn’t pinpoint where the …

A question for Vaya Pseftaki

Q: If you could have a meal with a character from any classic novel, whom would you choose?

A: I would gladly take Basil Hallward, the painter from The Picture of Dorian Gray, out to dinner. Though overshadowed by the dashing Dorian, he is the most tragic figure in the book; his unrequited love morphs into a literal window to hell. To top it all, he ends up being murdered. The check would definitely be on me, along with plenty of shots.


Vaya Pseftaki’s story “The Noise Inside
in Metaphorosis Friday, 15 March 2019.
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About Vaya Pseftaki

Vaya Pseftaki is a writer, translator, creative writing teacher and rpg maniac. They are usually found sipping coffee from bottomless cups and watching bug documentaries. Their fiction can be found either in Greek or in English in various venues. They currently live in Thessaloniki, Greece, trying to train fleas to do their bidding.

@Vaya_Pseftaki


Vaya Pseftaki’s story “The Noise Inside
in Metaphorosis Friday, 15 March 2019.
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