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Özden Selenge has stated in her memoirs “I experience before I write,” as an observation regarding the development of fictitious form. She realized that as she narrates time passes very quickly and takes the things away. The timeline in her works has a technical significance. Her stories begin with the present, goes into the past, and then returns to the present again. Selenge believes that the past has an impact on the present and therefore, she recounts the lives of different people who lived in the past. She is especially interested in human affairs. Time appears to have technical value, however, and the social period is the background in her works. Özden Selenge speaks of Cyprus. She believes in the presence of a particular Cypriot culture. Her stories run parallel with what she observed and she successfully included the local Cypriot Turkish dialect in her stories as well as a dictionary of the locally used words in the appendix to help the reader with her books. Selenge writes about the mysteries of a woman’s world. In her stories woman’s place is privileged despite all the exploitations and suppressions. These women are generally unhappy because of the complications and the disorders of the world in which they live Therefore, the author questions society, marriage and human traditions. The only opportunity for woman to overcome this unhappiness is to have a job and to be educated. In the stories those who manage to achieve this, challenge the established order. Art for Özden Selenge is an inevitable passion. This can be seen in her devoted attitude for the colour and shape in her stories. An attitude of art, a perception also expressed in verbal form reflects a woman looking at Cyprus with a female sensitivity.