of the MILKWEED AWARD
Khan and Marlene Amero's story "Donkey
Man" was selected among the 51 best of the 600 stories nominated as
Online Short Stories of 2003 in The storySouth Million Writers Award
Nasrullah and to Marlene!
Issue of Blood
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?
He had never felt the slightest sexual
desire. Girls were to him as impossible a dream as good health.
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.
Khomeini and His Tormentors
Even his enemies have not questioned
his honesty, integrity or incorruptibility.
Letter from Canada
With the delay I had time to hesitate:
did I understand what I was doing? Where I was going?
Mother, the Judge, the Balancer
Review of Leila
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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