Chocolate smiles

She awoke to the sound of birds chirping somewhere in the surrounding countryside and the scent of summer slowly finding its way through the open window, nestling in her hair and the bedsheets. It was the kind of feeling that didn’t demand full awareness or open eyes to spread within a person and so she let it settle inside her semi-conscious body, relishing the sense of peace and freedom…
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Chasing Amadeus – Epilogue

Isla, January 27th, 2018 The scent of lavender bit her nose, irritating more than it calmed her. Still, she fought to keep her breath steady, guiding big gulps of the flowery scented air into her lungs, convincing herself that this situation was not at all out of the ordinary. She was not hyperventilating in her seat; she was not digging her fingernails into the skin of her palms; and…
Vienna
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Chasing Amadeus – Fourteen

Isla, December 8th, 2017 It was almost midnight, when the little group opened the doors to the third – and final – location indicated in Oliver’s poem and Isla was visibly exhausted. After they had had no difficulties finding the first envelope in the House for Mozart, they had taken their time looking through the rest of the concert hall and had even stayed for a while watching an…
Salzburg
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Chasing Amadeus – Twelve

Isla, December 6th, 2017 My dearest Isla, There’s one and then there’s two and three, yes, there’s still much more to see, in this lovely little town, which for music gained renown.   Where the horses used to prance, and a bunch of people dance, every year high on the stage, that’s where you’ll get another page.   Then the next stop – bitte sehr, is the house of…
Salzburg
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Chasing Amadeus – Eleven

Isla, December 6th, 2017 “There you go, baked apple and whipped cream”, Finn handed a steaming and white-topped mug to her: “So, tell me more about your brother, he doesn’t exactly seem like the boring, cookie-cutter variety?” “You could say that”, Isla laughed, taking a tentative first sip from her punsch: “ Oliver studies marine biology and oceanography at the Marine Research Institute in Cape Town – were we…
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