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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…]

A Game of Chess | Ruhi Jiwani

A Game of Chess | Ruhi Jiwani

They had always been Rachna and Ravi, her name coming first because of its length and slightly ornamental quality, his name coming second because it was breezy and logical-sounding. That had been how they had connected within the relationship as well—she had brought the emotion and he had been practical.
They weren’t caricatures by any means, but both had always recognized that Rachna was the emotional core of the relationship. Ravi had surrounded her like the iris surrounds the pupil. He’d surrounded her with his logic and his boyish, carefree attitude, protecting her from the world around them.

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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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SWITZERLAND |	Robert Wexelblatt

SWITZERLAND | Robert Wexelblatt

        1.     The guards, not wishing to make any noise, carried two pine chairs all the way from the commissary, set them down outside the prisoner’s cell, and sat on them.  Birm and Erko, whose twelve-hour shift began at eight in the morning, had [more…]

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