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Two Short Stories by Khaled al-Ahdal
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Two Short Stories by Khaled al-Ahdal

Funeral It was halfway into the night when a noise cracked through the calm of the old cemetery. Al-Fayrouzabadi [1]…
A Martyr’s (Thamoulh)
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A Martyr’s (Thamoulh)

A Martyr’s (Thamoulh)[1] She passed the low fence… the sky was crying. Silence was everywhere, only the breeze was among…
Alzheimer’s
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Alzheimer’s

“Being away from you consumes me…”  With these words she began her letter to him. Her mind took her back…
Silkworm: The Thoughts of a Cleaning Man
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Silkworm: The Thoughts of a Cleaning Man

After an evening full of dust, rustling plastic bags, and other waste from passersby, I stand on the pavement leaning…
Ice Cream
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Ice Cream

The sun sits in the middle of the sky as the students scramble to buy ice cream. The ice cream…
Child of the light
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Child of the light

It was always by solitude that he was described, whenever his mother was asked how he was. He would go…
Bed 13
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Bed 13

Two short stories by Salem bin Saleem. Translated to English by Robin Moger.
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