A bunch of stick shaped girls
first time alone in a foreign city
their peachy backs bared in light summer dresses
their even skin
shimmering with glitter and joy
and their eyes with fear
I want to save them all
like a catcher in the rye
Latvian-born Alina Cvetkova is a writer who, after living in several European countries, has at the moment settled in Zurich, Switzerland.
Alina has been writing for as long as she can remember. Having contributed to various magazines in her native Latvia, she continued writing when she moved to Sweden and then Barcelona, which resulted in her producing and self-publishing her first book of short stories, “Cyan and Other Stories”, in 2015.
Later, following her passion for literature and short story formats, she and a few others founded TAST, this very litzine you are reading.