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An International Online Journal of Idea & Observation
Winner of the MILKWEED AWARD

Winter 2004

Back Issues

Mohammad Nasrullah Khan and Marlene Amero's story "Donkey Man" was selected among the 51 best of the 600 stories nominated as Notable Online Short Stories of 2003 in The storySouth Million Writers Award for Fiction. 

Congratulations to Nasrullah and to Marlene!

An Issue of Blood
By Mita Ghose

 Why, God, didn't I ask myself why? What had stilled my instincts and numbed my brain, preventing me from questioning his reasons for hankering after little me, a social nonentity, a complete misfit 
in his world? 

Mr. Gurupadam's Affair
By Shireen Joanna


He had never felt the slightest sexual desire. Girls were to him as impossible a dream as good health.

 By Anjana Basu

The girl seemed to flicker through the apartment like a bright red streak, chattering thirteen to the dozen, her shiny boot-button eyes snapping with excitement.

Ayatollah Khomeini and His Tormentors
By Abbas Zaidi

Even his enemies have not questioned his honesty, integrity or incorruptibility. 

Milne in Toronto
Letter from Canada
By Anthony Milne
(Trinidad & Tobago)

With the delay I had time to hesitate: did I understand what I was doing? Where I was going? 

The Mother, the Judge, the Balancer
Review of Leila Seth's Autobiography
By Anjana Basu

This is any aunt's life, as she would tell it sitting by you and waxing eloquent at the end of a party. 

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