You are on the lookout for your next victim.

She passes by, unaware.

She does not even realize you are ready to attack.

You stick with her,

For all eternity.

You know very well,

After being thrown away,

you are bland, meaningless.

Disgusted, you inflict your company.

Grasp at the foot of the distracted people

As a life sentence.

You mold yourself,

You stay there until the end.

Your hug is so strong,

There is no other way.

Better to give you a name,

Resign with your uncomfortable presence,

Getting rid of you,

Once attached, is impossible.



Cristina Bresser de Campos


Cristina Bresser de Campos, graduated by Universidade Federal do Parana in Graphic Design. She has two published books, both in Portuguese: Torre de Papel (Paper Tower) in 2015 - short stories anthology with other authors. “Quase tudo é risível” (Almost Everything is Laughable) a novel, Nov 2016. Also in 2016 received a prize from Centro de Letras da Universidade Federal de Fortaleza for the short story Capitolium.

In 2017, three honorable mentions in Brazilian’s short stories contests: Prêmio Literário da AMULMIG de Prosa e Poesia 2017 by Academia de Letras de Minas Gerais, IV Concurso Cultural de Microcontos by Biblioteca Municipal e Araraquara, II Concurso ALAP "Paranavaí Literária". She has short stories and literary chronicles in some Brazilian literary journals such as: Revista Philos, JornalRelevO, Revista Escriva, revista gueto, mallamargens, Plástico Bolha, Revista EMA, Revista LiteraLivre, Trema Comunidade Literária, Jornal Leôncio.

She studied Creative Writing at University of Edinburgh in 2016. She has some short stories and poems published in English by American, British, Greek and Indian literary magazines. In 2017:Northern Light, 121 Words, Ariel Chart, Wanton Fuckery Poetry, A New Ulster, The Silver Streams, Bashabandhan Literary Review, The University of Edinburgh Journal, Flight Writing, The Runt Zine, Red Queen Literary Magazine, Star 82 Review, Dodging the Rain, Quail Bell Magazine. In 2018, Former Cactus Lit., Flucky Fiction (a short story and a poem in this printed anthology), Wildflower Muse, Nous, Thrice Magazine, Déraciné.

Photograph published by literary magazines: Escapism, Dodging the Rain, *82 Review, The Free Library-Internet Void, 805 Literary Magazine.

Her second novel, “Hand Luggage” (in English) is soon going to be released by Ricky’s Back Yard, a Canadian publisher. 

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