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La canicola
By Alessandro Baruffi
Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Rated "G" by the Author.

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An excerpt from the short story "La canicola", from "24 Racconti", see link below to publisher

http://www.lulu.com/content/paperback-book/24-racconti/2011343

 

...Alfio rise di un riso che gia’ non apparteneva piu’ ai savi: percepi’ che il tempo gli aveva fatto l’elemosina di un sol giorno.

    Il suo ultimo pensiero fu il canto dei grilli. Nel tempo dell’infanzia, e per tutti gli anni che seguirono trascorsi in campagna, le notti d’estate erano popolate dal frinire dei grilli. Cri-cri-cri-cri era lo spasimo d’amore  del laborioso insetto teso alla perpetuazione di se’ nella specie. Non v’era luglio senza  canto dei grilli, ne’ notte senza sogni o veglia senza brama.

    Ora non piu’. Non nella citta’ incandescente, odorosa di asfalto e catrame.

    Approssimandosi alla stazione, o forse allontandovisi nella notte, il fischio di un treno risuono’ dolente e solitario.

    Alfio avverti’ una momentanea frescura e sollievo, allorche’ la canna della beretta del Giangi gli premette il fondo della gola. Un colpo sordo esplose nell’oscurita’ del palazzo deserto, e il diavolo se lo porto’...

 

 

 

 

 

 

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