Congratulations to Dilman Dila
for having his short story "Homecoming"
selected among the 2008 Million
Notable Stories of 2007.
short story "Maiduguri Road"
was selected among the 2007 Million
Writers Award Notable Stories of 2006.
Basu's "The Black Tongue"
and Mita Ghose's "Grey,
White, Yellow" were selected
as Notable Stories of 2005 in the 2006
StorySouth Million Writers Award. Anjana Basu's story "The
placed third among
the Top 10.
Khan and Marlene Amero's story "Donkey Man"
the Notable Online Short Stories of 2003 in the
Million Writers Award.
Boys in the Morning
A Short Story
By John McMahon
Somchai takes a deep breath, drawing the air as if on the trail of a
wounded animal. He shakes his head, licks his lips, takes a short sharp
draw on the glass pipe. “I love the little mice. I love the way they squeak.
But how can we know which one is ours?”
Standing on another serpentine queue in Gatwick I tried to read another
good article, this one ridiculing Sarah Palin. But the incessant Coatian
babble continued all around me. Those beefy heads were everywhere, deeply
and seriously immersed in matters of money and the various ways to make
more of it.
By Roger Poppen
My aunt nods sympathetically. She confides she had a similar problem
with her youngest daughter in college many years ago. My uncle solved it,
she says, by paying the young darkie a considerable sum to cease his attentions.
By Abha Iyengar
I sat on a cane seat with dozens
of magazines and read them as if my life depended on it. They transported
me into an alien world, my own make-believe world, a world very different
from the one I knew. I was like a fly drowning in sweet sherbet, and loving
By Anjana Basu
The White Tiger
By Aravind Adiga
Part of The White Tiger boils
down to the divide between the haves and the have-nots, the rich who employ
and the poor who are forced to be employed. Balram describes the situation
as a kind of rooster coop.
to the German edition of
Rise and Fall of Palestine
A Gowanus Highlight
By Norman Finkelstein
Iinsofar as Israel has justified
its crimes in the name of all Jewry
(and its historical persecution),
one could argue that the question is, in part, wrongly posed. In
fact, it wasn't I but Israel that exploited my Jewish identity (and the
persecution of my parents): because Israel claimed to be acting in my name,
I had a responsibility to say "not in my name." Indeed, for
a Jew to remain silent was a form
of complicity in Israel's crimes.
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