Athregeum was a short-lived web-based magazine of short stories, essays and multimedia art. When I started it, I described it as follows:

“[...] Each published work is followed by a postface a week later, which allows us to look behind the scenes, and catch a glimpse of the thoughts behind the artwork.

“Athregeum focuses on works that are somewhat removed from the present, that make us stop and think, that explore the future and the past, or cloak both of these in the veil of imagination. It presents stories that aim at fulfilling one of the highest functions of fiction and art: to transport us into new, imaginary worlds, and thus make us able to see afresh, from a distance, our everyday environment. Instead of indulging in the details of today, they create a small refuge in a remote nook of time and space to provide a moment of rest, of contemplation, and a novel, more humane point of view.

“Such, I tend to believe, has always been the nature of the most effective works of art, which do not fade as the latest lingo or fad. One does not need to be intimately acquainted with a city or belong to the generation of a decade to understand those pieces; one only needs to be human–or maybe not even that.”

E P Csirmaz