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The Springfield Overland Trail  (Excerpts) | Husam Sweileh

The Springfield Overland Trail (Excerpts) | Husam Sweileh

Two Excerpts from The Springfield Overland Trail (From pages 165-168) Although Sam was on a watchfulness duty, he could not help thinking of his feelings about the American Civil War.  Since July 13, 1864, Sam had continually marched for long seven days with his regiment [more…]

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Property | Robert Wexelblatt

Property | Robert Wexelblatt

I The hour was nearly up and Dr. Clough, feeling more like a referee than a tutor, was deciding how best to put an end to it. The wood-paneled room was handsome and cold—all the rooms were. Cambridge was cold. England was cold, without enough [more…]

The Woman at the Piano | M.J. Cleghorn

The Woman at the Piano | M.J. Cleghorn

The 1934 Black Ebony Steinway stood alone and upright against the whitewashed wall. The woman at the piano was dead. The last few moments of her 94 and a half years were spent seated on hard wooden bench, slumped over in a pink flowered housedress, [more…]

Summer Vacation | Suyash Sahu

Summer Vacation | Suyash Sahu

It was the last day of examinations; students were rushing out of the school main gate, they were all happy to greet the summer vacation. Parents were waiting for their children.“How was exam?”“Are you hungry?”“Let’s get you an ice-cream.” Different words came from parents’ community.“Mamma, [more…]

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The Crab | Kunnamthanam Ramachandran

The Crab | Kunnamthanam Ramachandran

Tired of running to save itself of the humans who tried catching it, a crab that lived on the shores of the Backwaters of Kochi, left its abode on a sunny mid-day, leaving its wife, children, relatives and friends, once for all.Very cautiously it moved [more…]

The Run | Madhumita Roy

The Run | Madhumita Roy

The mornings were usually very slow in the Mukherjee household. But today, Srabani Mukherjee had woken up at the unearthly 4:30a.m; slipped in to her son’s tracksuit; wore a pair of sneakers; tied the laces and was ready to run her way, literally, out of [more…]

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Re-placing Language: Contrapuntal Textual Strategies in Atwood’s Surfacing | Pravin K. Patel

Re-placing Language: Contrapuntal Textual Strategies in Atwood’s Surfacing | Pravin K. Patel

Margaret Atwood’s surfacing, a postcolonial novel, attempts to replace language, one of the most powerful means of the power of the Empire, in a ‘discourse fully adapted to the colonized place,’ through rejection and subversion, for an independent identity of an English speaking Canadian woman. [more…]

JOÃO DE VIVRE | Jon Shifrin

JOÃO DE VIVRE | Jon Shifrin

João squinted in the luminous African sun that was creating heat ripples on the tarmac.  The humidity was oppressive, the air putrid.  A dead bird, its entrails exposed, was gently roasting on the simmering concrete near the aircraft’s landing gear.  A second bird pecked at [more…]

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Kuchaji | Surya K. Kalsi

Kuchaji | Surya K. Kalsi

No, I’m not. Not a bad girl. But Mama said so because she calls me brain-scattered. But you never say it, you call me pretty and say I am smart and good girl, like my no-name doll. I read in my homework book: She Sells [more…]

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