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Bewildering Stories welcomes...

Ludmila Sharga

Ludmila lives in Odessa, Ukraine. She is a member of the South Russian Writers’ Group and writes poetry, prose and journalism. Her writing has won prizes in international literary competitions. She is the founder and editor of a literary salon website.

Angel at My Calling,” translated by Yuri Bunchik, features Seryozha, a young man who longs to recover from an injury that has left him unable to walk. One night, he sees what appears to be an angel coming into his apartment building. She gives him a friendly wave, which does wonders for Seryozha’s morale.

Who is the angel, and what is she really doing? We’re not told directly, but the point is crucial: she is a fleur du mal, a flower of good that springs from mal, a word that means both “evil” and “pain.” Does that qualify the story for the “holiday season”? Most definitely.

Ludmila Sharga’s bio sketch can be found here.

Welcome to Bewildering Stories, Ludmila. We hope to hear from you again soon and often!

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