Welcome to the Autumn 2021 issue of Folyosó! Our international contest—about contradictions in life—features writers from Turkey, Hungary, and the U.S.; our other categories boast a rich variety of pieces by students of the Varga Katalin Gimnázium in Szolnok. Two turtles contemplate an escape from their humdrum existence; two cats plot a bank heist; various essays explore human control and its limits; and two stories make the most of their U.S. settings. This is only a small portion of what you will find in the abundant harvest of the Autumn 2021 issue—so go ahead and pick a fruit or gourd!
- Roza Kaplan: Raindrops in the Darkness
- Kitti Lili Tupi: The Girl in the Window
- Sarin Nevruz: The Illusion Game of the Mind
- Zsófia Szabina Gávris: From Contradicting to Acting
- Dorottya Turza, Not What I Thought It Was
- Adél Mihályi: Coordinates
- Aurelia Wiggins: On the World
- Başak Ünal: A Strangely Usual Day of Mr. Steve
- Ceylin Kıran: The Song of Being
- Ecem Göksenin Aday: The Reflection
- Eszter Aletta Hevesi: Do We Really Need Time?
- Sára Eszter Radó: The Extinct Fire
- Áron Antal: A Contradiction In Itself
- Gergely Sülye: Course of Life
- Deniz Sabuncuoğlu: The Pool of Never-Ending Questions
- Gréta Tóth: A Different Kind of Theft and Where We Lack Control
- Napsugár Katinka Molnár: What’s In a Brand?
- Buda Nedbalek: Confidence and Insecurity
- Alexandra Klaudia Süveges: What Do We Have Power Over?
- Lilla Kassai: Double Discomfort
- Bence Polonkai: The Meaning of Life
- Veronika Török: Ignoring What We See and Know
- Borbála Sós: A Dog’s Dream
- Ilona Králik: This Will Be the Last One
- Sarolta Hanna Lestár: Bailey and Rosie
- Selin Yumurtacı: Restless and Farewell
- Evelin Tóth: The More You Fail
- Lili Forgács: Help! Am I a Psychopath?
- Zeynep Cicimen: and-but-so: Simply Written “Eternal Solitude” (accepted)
Cover art by Emese Kassai.
All of the contributors are students of the Varga Katalin Gimnázium in Szolnok, Hungary, except for Aurelia Wiggins, who attends the Columbia Secondary School for Math, Science & Engineering in New York City, and the following nine, who attend the Lycée Sainte-Pulchérie in Istanbul: Roza Kaplan, Sarin Nevruz, Başak Ünal, Ceylin Kıran, Ecem Göksenin Aday, Deniz Sabuncuoğlu, Selin Yumurtacı, and Zeynep Cicimen.
“Kumkapı” by Nerses Boztaş, a finalist in the Autumn 2021 international contest, will be featured in the Winter 2021–2022 issue of Folyosó.