Nostalgia for the Future

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After school, Christina would often accompany Fatima home and indulge in the treats prepared by her mother. Fatima’s mother, or Umm, which Christina learned meant mother, always welcomed Christina, calling her habibti, darling, like the others . . .

A Young Panic

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prelude 1. She stands before him in all her naked tattooed, feline beauty. For the first time, he can’t identify his fear. she, entrenched in his devouring hungry, all-seeing gaze his eyes licking her . . .

The Cricket Bottle

It was that kind of boredom. I’ve never been able to figure how, even when I’m angry about being bored, I could still be bored. Well, school manufactured that kind of boredom . . .