Gabriela Popa


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Kafka's House

Copyright © 2010 by Gabriela Popa

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This is a work of fiction. All names, characters, places, brands, media, and happenings are either the product of the author's imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual events, locales or persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.




Going to America

Ana and Crina Lecca are elderly twin sisters living on Milcov Street in Bacau, a quiet town nestled in the hills of Northeastern Romania. Like many other old folks in the city, Ana and Crina make ends meet by selling odd things, such as macramé, pickled cabbage heads and bors. I often buy bors, a sour soup stock made from fermented cereals and water, from them. I am always happy to help my parents by doing little chores, such as buying bread, bors, noodles or detergent for my mother or wine for my father. Whenever she needs bors, my mom gives me a raffia bag containing two empty milk bottles and says:

-Silvia, why don't you go and buy some bors from Lecca sisters?

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