Every Friday evening a biology teacher Elena comes to the river bank to feed the fish with cookies. It was like this for many years, until one day she came across a round, elongated object wrapped in a fishing net.

The object was shimmering in different colors. Putting an ear to it one could hear a faint sound from inside this treasure as if someone was tapping a spoon on the bark of a tree. For all its merits the object was completely useless. The woman even tried to sell it at a flea market but the buyers only examined and listened it carefully. It was gathering dust for a long time in Elena's warm apartment until a turquoise creature hatched out of it.

When Elena was a child her dad loved to narrate her about extinct creatures. Around three hundred million years ago a very special amphibian species - Labyrinthodontia Buccellatum - lived on the banks of the Dniester River that flowing through the Moldova Republic. Neither aquatic nor terrestrial creatures, they were very secretive animals, so few people were pretty lucky to see them. Over time, the number of the species decreased until they completely disappeared.

This particular species Elena encountered. In the early days, the skin tones of the amphibian changed from purple to ginger, one leg turned blue and the toes were gray like sand. Elena examined the body of an amphibian. Inside its belly, she found three bicycle wheels, four rusty boats, and one carpet cracker. As a result, heavy stuff poisoning and fever.

The woman began to take care of him. She taught him to sew, comb, and finish the crumbs after eating. Elena gave the foundling a name – Apă [ah’pə], which means "water" in Moldavian language. Elena believes that we all came out of the water. Nowadays, every Friday they collect trash together on the riverbank and perhaps one day they will find a new egg.
Publications
2021 – aPhotoEditor
2021 – Republic
2021 – Scena 9
2021 – Rotka
2021 – Impermanent Earth
2021 – Dodho
2021 – 121 Clicks
2020 Unknown Gallery
2020 – Nunum
2020 – CTypeMag
2020 – Edge of Humanity
2020 – Locals
2020 – Bird in Flight
Exhibitions
2021 There are no miracles to come, Wall, Russia, online
2020 Remembrance Species, Lunetario Editorial, Mexico, online
Awards and Grants
2020 Winner, People in Need Grant, Czech Republic
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