About HulyaY


Born and raised in one cultural entity, matured and aging in another, experienced yet one other in-between; eternally (and immortally), a college professor; writer (poetry, fiction, autobiographical fiction, creative non-fiction and academic books/book chapters/articles); interior decorator; native-fluency in Turkish, German and the language through which I am composing all my written work.

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Writing, reading, teaching, dancing, interior decoration
Favorite Books:
Anna Karenina, Under the Tuscan Sun, The Secret Life of Bees, The Help, ...
Favorite Authors:
Hemingway, Rumi, Yunus Emre, ...
Favorite Movies:
Zorba, Dr. Zhivago, ...
Favorite Music:
Puccini's Love Compositions


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Topic: Reader of the Month Award
Posted: 06 Jun 2012 08:38

This act of recognition is certainly a humbling feeling for me. Thank you all in storiesspace.com for this honor (yes, I consider this generosity an honor, indeed). I very much look forward to visiting this thread from now on (d'oh! I had not done so yet until I received the wonderful announcement from Lisa...) to congratulate each of the readers of the upcoming months. Thank you once again for making my month!

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Black Rose (Chapter 13-End)

13 “Demir, I found her! I’ve been looking for her in all the wrong places all these years. She is back in Halfeti, working as a –” “As a what? Where?” Demir asked with obvious impatience. Aker stopped himself from saying anything further. “Well, my dear Dr. Polat,” he continued with a fake yawn, “I’ll call you first thing in the morning. When we are both...

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Black Rose (Chapter 10-12)

10 “Demir, this hurts too much. Let me die. Please.” “Melek, my sweetheart, we are almost there. I’m so sorry you are hurting so much. But Aker will take excellent care of you. We can’t possibly find more capable hands in hiding. And I’ll be by your side the whole time.” Melek kept begging him to let her die. When they reached Aker’s clinic, a makeshift operating table was...

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Black Rose (Chapter 7-9)

7 Her brother – together with all their male cousins, had cornered them just when they were leaving the language school that Wednesday. Blending in with friendly gestures, they led them away from the exiting crowd. On the curbside of the opposite street, a large van with a company logo awaited. Their ride ended in an abandoned farmhouse at the town’s outskirts. Butrus kept...

Added 12 Nov 2013 | Category Drama | Votes 2 | Avg Score 5 | Views 1,127 | 5 Comments

Black Rose (Chapter 4-6)

4 “Can you believe, we have known each other four months already?” Butrus spoke in full excitement but looked tired. “Did you have enough sleep last night?” Huban didn’t hide her concern. His classes at the university ended at noon. In the early afternoon, he studied for the next day. Then came his language hours. In the last two months, he had acquired two night jobs – one in...

Added 10 Nov 2013 | Category Drama | Votes 3 | Avg Score 3.67 | Views 1,044 | 5 Comments

Black Rose - Chapter 1-3

1 “Oh, dear God. My girl. My poor girl. Who did this to you? What they did to you! Oh, God. No! No!” “Mom, help me...” The ambulance sped through the many rural areas to Şanlıurfa hospital. Where Huban was born. The medics raced her stretcher through the emergency entrance, while a loud speaker summoned doctors to the OP. Her mother’s bewildering plea was the only sound in the...

Added 09 Nov 2013 | Category Drama | Votes 5 | Avg Score 4.4 | Views 1,439 | 7 Comments

Sinopem, or, Nostalgia

the homeland enters the main vein her incomparable scent penetrates each body cell one stunning aroma after another thirsting for her, beyond any measure in hunger pangs captive in intense longing etched in permanence into memory my childhood in many of her spaces carefree years of my youth the magic of my early adulthood unrivaled, in the flesh and the blood, distant memories, reappearing...

Added 06 Jun 2012 | Category Poetry | Votes 3 | Avg Score 5 | Views 1,015 | 1 Comment


"My loneliness is filled with people," Kafka states. Loneliness once: Night times - the worst, amid winter darkness days end in haste, day-ends prolong like childhood's gummy sweets in the hands of street vendors, unkempt, unwashed lips not even touching the mom-water cup, yet, devouring in full trust those stretchy rainbow-colored sugar treats loneliness now: Filled with sounds...

Added 05 Jun 2012 | Category Poetry | Votes 5 | Avg Score 5 | Views 1,394 | 4 Comments


the day fades anew high moments and banalities recede evening hours set in that familiar sharp pain again sadness rules simple and intense: I adore you, miss you, want you yet you distance, stay away, detach, evade commitment? I... merely covet your breath next to mine perhaps, just perhaps, a little while longer....

Added 26 May 2012 | Category Poetry | Votes 6 | Avg Score 5 | Views 1,302 | 9 Comments

imbalance, or, Patriarchy

Loved? No doubt Cared for? No doubt Respected? No doubt A son's finances, hooked to a lifetime support The daughter somehow must breathe without!...

Added 23 May 2012 | Category Poetry | Votes 4 | Avg Score 5 | Views 1,277 | 5 Comments

A Winter Retreat

Hours of road monotony the GPS, a self-imposed dictatorship tired, bored, no more beauty in the snow... then a private gateway; a much anticipated spectacle: The Inn. A compelling magnificence. No need for a color, a shade, or hue; a winter embrace of splendor; the smolder of her fireplace: I feel home. Spacious beyond the eye's capacity, not at all an inn of limits; high-risers' luxury...

Added 18 May 2012 | Category Poetry | Votes 3 | Avg Score 5 | Views 1,336 | 4 Comments

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As the last grains of sand dwindle from the 2014 hourglass,
we ready ourselves to mark the end of another year.
Turning it over, the hourglass will once more be full, starting another year.
As we welcome in 2015 may you be blessed with peace,
good health and your heart over full with love.
30 Dec 2014 06:09
Three wishes for you this Christmas.

Your heart be filled with Love.
You enjoy Everlasting Happiness.

19 Dec 2014 07:04
Thanks for remembering my birthday on FB.
20 Jan 2014 08:43
Happy Birthday from the team at Stories Space.
01 Jan 2014 00:30
As we usher out the old and welcome in the new.
There is a certain wish, I wish for you.

May your mind be filled with inspiration and your heart be filled with love.
Thank You for a wonderful 2013.
30 Dec 2013 05:56
Hey Hulya...Just stopping by to wish you a very Merry Christmas and all the best in the coming New Year...
25 Dec 2013 00:09
24 Dec 2013 05:43
02 Dec 2013 12:15
Found it! (I am re-learning the individual gifts of StoriesSpace...) Thanks again, Larry!
11 Nov 2013 14:40
Burada Hülya bana katıldığınız için teşekkür ederiz.
10 Nov 2013 18:58
Happy Holiday Cheer to my Stories Space friends, and their families from DirtyMartini...
22 Dec 2012 19:15
Just dropped by to say hello friend.

“Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle.”
― Christian D. Larson
23 Jun 2012 11:17
Congrats on being the first Stories Space Reader of the Month...
06 Jun 2012 05:35
Hi Hulya...just stopped by to congratulate you on being the first Stories Space Reader Of The Month...and the new badge looks good btw...
06 Jun 2012 03:32
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