of the MILKWEED AWARD
Congratulations to Crispin
Oduobuk for having his short story "Maiduguri
Road" selected among the 2007 Million
Notable Stories of 2006.
again, to Anjana Basu and Mita
Ghose for having their stories selected as Notable Stories of 2005
in the 2006 StorySouth
Million Writers Award, and to Anjana Basu for having her story
"The Black Tongue" place third among
the Top 10 in the StorySouth
Million Writers Award.
When he reached the coffin the Mayor
grabbed it by the small end and started to drag it away. The lid fell off
and the body began to slide out.
“Out of here! He's not my son.”
on the Bus
By Ric Jahna
It had been Walter’s idea to sell
the Vermont home three years ago, not hers, and there is really little
left for her in Florida. Being around so many others her age—the talk of
operations, estate taxes, bowel movements—only makes her feel older, part
of some wretched herd.
"The horrible greed of it all. The
greed. Now the jungle will take over again like it always has. All our
efforts will be reduced to nothing."
By Siddhartha Som
Sujit insisted that I have dinner
at his house. On the way there he dropped a bombshell: He said he
had named his son after me. “Siddhartha, I admired you so much all my life
that I could not think of a more appropriate name for him.”
Four Centuries from Zagreb
By Viktor Car
By Jaspreet Singh
is how it is and has been--eyes on either side of a border confronting
each other and in the middle the ones who manage to slip away and find
Brideless in Wembley
By Gautam Malkani
That is how it is and has been--eyes
on either side of a border confronting each other and in the middle the
ones who manage to slip away and find refuge.
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