Author Archives: Julie Deshtor

About Julie Deshtor

Julie Deshtor grew up in the Soviet Union during the turbulent 90's, and moved to the United States shortly after the Soviet Empire collapsed in 1991. A bilingual author, Julie writes both fiction and poetry, as well as translating poetry and lyrics. She brings her rich cultural and life experienced to her fiction, exploring the psychological struggles of her characters with compassion and insight, as they navigate the murky waters of the modern society. Julie currently resides in Utah, USA. Her interests include art, world literature, zoology, anthropology and urban subculture

Tree

My leaves are green, although my trunk is splintered, And my old bark is blackened and decayed. I live alone, surrounded by buildings. I just stand here in the wind, and sway. The sky is not as blue as I … Continue reading

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Shark Attack

If you are into swimming, you should know That a great white attacked a man offshore. He dove in from his boat, and to his horror There was a great white waiting down below. ‎ But our diver did not … Continue reading

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Lost genius.  ‎(What bothers me about modernity – Part 2)

Part 2: Overcrowding ‎ I am not going to go into the usual concerns associated with the word: the impending doom of dwindling resources; the inevitable competition between various human populations; the destruction of habitats and species; the potential for … Continue reading

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What bothers me about modernity – Part 1

I have decided to start a new series of post regarding the things that bother me regarding the modern world. Any thoughts and comments are welcome. Part 1 What bothers me about modernity is the dissipation of normal human social … Continue reading

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Mountain Echo

“The Execution of the Mountain Echo,” Vladimir Vysotsky: translation by Julie Deshtor: Upon mountain slopes, which the daredevils consider their Mecca, their Mecca, Where winds blow wild and jagged peaks puncture the sky, puncture the sky, There once had resided … Continue reading

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I am pacing…

I am pacing like a caged panther. I am growling at the crowd. White-hot, glowing, molten anger – Let me go, let me go, let me out!   I will break free somehow, I swear, of the present which makes … Continue reading

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Getting your shit out of my house…

Getting your shit out of my house – Like stench of rot out of my mouth: You were so sweet, such a good boy, I now know it was a ploy To take my family and life. Of course you took … Continue reading

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