Fall 2020 Creative Writing: Vasilina Papadimitropoulou

Below is Fall 2020 Creative Writing work by Vasilina Papadimitropoulou:
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It starts with just a quick joke when they are going to bed. He knows that scary stories have this weird funny impact on them, like enjoying being frightened. He isn’t in the mood to fall asleep so why not tease them a bit. Besides, their situation—alone in this house in an empty village—is perfect for his performance. The story about the dead dog. But they are not impressed, he needs to try harder. Doing his best, he imitates sounds, says nonsense. He really is good at playing the psychopath. He wants to reach this point where the girls start doubting whether he is playing around or whether this is for real. It feels like he is getting high from their giggles turning into doubtful questions and shrieks. Thinking of making it interactive, he grabs Ioanna’s hand, starts to lick it, they are really stressed out. He is into the role only because they are putting him into it. Grabbing his blanket, he covers himself completely, starts wondering around the house and growling. When the slipper lands heavily on his head, he suddenly falls down from the high where he was. This goes toward a direction he doesn’t like anymore.
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When he doesn’t wake up at her place, he wakes up early in the second bed and eats something. She calls or he calls and they talk. If he has school, he leaves without eating. He will buy something there. If he returns, he has lunch with his sister, something with red sauce. He will return for sure to change his clothes. Changes the backpack, puts on an extra sweater. He plays LoL on the computer in the living room. She calls and he will leave. When he returns tired, he goes into the bedroom to rest. He puts his headphones on and waits for her call. Or he calls her and they talk. And he leaves. He sits with his sister in the living room, they have coffee. She calls and he will have to leave. If he is still there after 23.00, it means they talk and have a fight.

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3.

The star reader

It was located outside of the village, on the roots of the mountain. The villagers buried their dead next to it. It was said to be the place where the dead and the living can communicate. And they knew that because of this girl who found the secret. When you ran there, the dead were watching and waiting. They were waiting for the dark. When the sky turned to deep tight-on-the-stomach blue, the dead used their candles to write messages on the sky for the living. The only way to read the messages in the stars was by lying there, flat on the plastic grass and look at the sky above. From down the village, the stars just shined indecipherable. The girl wanted to see all the stars that there are. So she went to that place where she knew she could find total darkness and solitude, since only the graves were there in the night. The place was a football field. A football field next to the cemetery. She was going there to run from time to time or play with her friends. When she lay down, all the sky fell upon her. She could see all the stars. And there, the message was revealed. No one knows what she read, but they say after that night she was doomed. She never came back to the village. She ran all day and read all night, reaching eternity.

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4.

Sunday or How to live the last day

Wake up
Open balcony door
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Pee
Wash face
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Put on extra jumper
Close balcony door
Sit on chair next to balcony door
Listen to radio
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Open window
Make breakfast
Open PC
Do the first scroll
Eat breakfast
Close window
Read
Heat lunch
Read
Make salad
Take lunch to couch
Watch Friends
Eat
Read
Close PC
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Sit outside on balcony
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Lie on bed
Listen to music
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Open PC
Make coffee
Scroll
Drink coffee
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Read
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Go for the walk of freedom
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Night scroll
Read
Close PC
Clean dishes
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Brush teeth
Wash face
Pee
Lie on bed
Do the last scroll on phone
Sleep
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Vasilina Papadimitropoulou’s artwork is on display in the following sections of our Fall 2020 Show:
The Siena Art Institute’s Fall 2020 Greek students are supported through the SNF-SART scholarships thanks to the collaboration of the Stavros-Niarchos Foundation.
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