Category: World and Humanity

Micro and Maxi Fiction



Chronophobia (from Greek chronos – time and phobia – fear) is the fear of time. It’s characterized by an irrational yet persistent fear of time and of the passing of time. If you have chronophobia, you might not even suspect something is wrong. With other types of phobia, everything is clear: You feel uncomfortable in…
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15 Best Martin Luther King’s Quotes

I didn’t know anything about Martin Luther King before I moved to the US but his name. Now I think he’s one of the greatest thinkers ever. His mind and his soul, both were brilliant. Both shine in these 15 quotes. “Lightning makes no sound until it strikes.” “Rarely do we find men who willingly…
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Is Our Quest for Happiness Doomed?

A recent study shows the level of subjective well-being is 70-80% hereditary. My life is almost perfect. I have a wonderful family, a stable financial state, and can do what I enjoy most – write – without spending my time on a job I hate. My health is decent, as well as that of my…
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A Fun Fact about Voting

What you might not know about the history of the suffrage in the United States

Mother of Monsters

The last fertile woman on Earth swept the newborn off her chest. “I won’t feed it! It’s a monster!”


Three weeks. Three weeks this shit surrounded me. People died, officials set restrictions, stores ran out of toilet paper, but I didn’t care so much. I still could write and hike.But now I can’t.On Friday, local parks were closed for everyone who lives farther than in 5 miles, and on Saturday, my daughter’s daycare closed.…
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How to Survive Self-Isolation

Covid-19 is likely to kill families in more than one sense. Isolation is painful, but the routine is worse. Check out the 8 ways to fight it

A person panicking

We Overreacted to Coronavirus. Now We’re Overreacting to Quarantine

The true plague of our generation is panic It is hilarious. What’s going on is hilarious, it’s painful to see what we’ve turned into, all of us. Me too. I whined about the coronavirus quarantine as though it’s the most terrible thing that could’ve happened to me. A month without work from a library or…
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