Thursday, September 16, 2021

Still Waters – By Kimberly Christensen

  The aftershocks of the slammed door reverberated in Petra's ears as her lover thumped down the stairs, past the little teahouse on the ground...

Hsi-wei, Song Sidao and Shi Xing – By Robert Wexelblatt

    The forgotten poet Song Sidao was the son of a minor landlord in Yanzhou.  As the boy showed early promise, his father engaged a...

The Small-Town Sea – (An excerpt from the novel) By Anees Salim

Kindly join us for the Big Eid feast, Mr Unwin. Please be seated on the fictitious chair I have dragged out for you. Here...

The Tears of Paavo Laht – By Ranbir Sidhu

     Let me say at the outset, it wasn’t my idea. Nor was it Rohan’s. Upon such an enterprise, both of us looked...

The Dark Window – By George Angel

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The Maestro and The Prodigy – By Hemendra Killawala

    It was that time of the year in Benaras when the Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple was fully decorated with marigold flowers. It was the...

Loss – By Danijela Trajković

I'm back in the village. And, of course, it is always my aunt that I encounter. We meet outside. She invites me to come...

Stren – By R. Sebastian Bennett

         Tomato George drove us up toward the mesa in his vegetable truck. He knew of a pond out behind old...

Hanging, Just Outside the World – By Jim O’Donnell

  “See how the waters are rising in the north; they will become an overflowing torrent. They will overflow the land and everything in it,...

Radius 200 – By Veena Nagpal (Excerpts)

Set against the backdrop of a nuclear strike on Allahabad, Radius 200 is a poignant story centering round love and longing and the very spirit...

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