Category Archives: Allen

La Chiamata (the Call)

(2010) “Buon giorno amore mio!” (“Good morning my love!”) Mario’s face broke into a huge smile as the connection between our computers solidified and the video picture between clear.  Throwing me a kiss, he started chattering away about everything that … Continue reading

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La Visita (The Visit)

(2010) I took a deep breath before I opened the door, praying that everything would go smoothly.  With the extremely small amount of time between when Allen called and when he appeared on my doorstep I felt ill prepared for … Continue reading

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Non Aspettavo (Unexpected)

(2010) Is it possible to tell a story so many times that it no longer feels like reality?  It was sure starting to feel that way.  From going to work the next morning, to activities with my friends, to receiving … Continue reading

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La Notizia (The News)

(2010) I hadn’t heard from Allen since that fateful day in New York City.  While I was grateful that he was finally keeping his distance, I knew that he hadn’t given up.  And I knew what this news was going … Continue reading

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Condividendo (Sharing)

(2010) For those first few moments, all I could do is stand there, staring at the escalator that had removed him from my sight.  Finally, slowly, I turned around and walked towards the exit. I could sense the sadness starting … Continue reading

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Un Segreto (A Secret)

(2010) I admit it.  I enjoyed looking at and trying on the Tiffany rings.  I’m a girl.  I couldn’t help it.  Knowing that the whole store was completely out of Mario’s price range, I felt somewhat safe.  There was no … Continue reading

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Su e Giu’ (Up and Down)

(2010) When morning dawned, and the memories of the previous night flooded into my consciousness, I was at a loss.  How was I supposed to tell Mario that I was confused by what had actually happened?  He had been so…joyous.  … Continue reading

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