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Short story, "A Perfect Family House" by MaryAnne Kolton: "At nine o’clock, she gave Lyssa, her eleven-month...
Ufudu is restless today, says a boy under his breath. He rinses a sable brush in a jar of water. Ufudu indeed! grumble t...
We have come to this village high in the mountains in search of the bird women. It has taken us all day to get here from...
home archives games fiction by dana y.t. lin Wen-yi woke to the smell of rice porridge simmering over an open flame. She...
Every evening at 6, Elsie Turner drinks her juice. That is what she does every single day. That’s what I think, la...
“The worst was the maggots.” That was the accepted punch line of an already firmly established family legend. Lucy h...
The castoff locs lie the casket next to the woman’s body like a lover. They look almost forlorn, as if wondering w...
Navah was born second daughter to her house, a disappointment to her mother and father, who had expected another son. He...
God came to Moses, I believe the story goes, in the form of a burning bush to tell him that he must lead the Jewish peop...
Summer’s long days were sleeping earlier. Dad and I sat on the brick railing around Grandma’s porch. He was ...
“May I go out to play in the ruins?” More often than not the answer was yes. I had my favorite spots. A small square...
Blood. I see it everywhere. Nothing strange in that. It has replaced rain and fills the river. Perhaps the world always ...
Soon, it will be Durga Pujo and I will go to the Hindu Temple. My mother and I will go alone because we do not have anyo...
Outside there are berries and shadows and strangers. Once when Meredith walked out the door, she heard screaming and cry...