My Neighbor Davorin

N.S. Simko
8 min readMay 16, 2024

a short story

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I was eleven when I met Davorin Kovačević or as he was known to me through those fateful years, Jan Janson. In the rowhouse apartment across from my mother’s on Leliegracht, he lived for two years, and I must admit when I first met him, I feared his presence. He stood at an extreme height, his green eyes shining with the intensity of a hungry tiger. Despite his rotund frame, it was evident he possessed the…

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N.S. Simko

Poetry, prose, short stories, and experimentations. Whatever distracts me from working on my novel.