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Second Language

Second Language

Sapna sips her café au lait on the patio of the Alliance Française de Bangalore. The styrofoam cup squeaks between her fingers, the beverage is…

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Before the War

Before the War

She leaned back against a bit of plywood spraypainted with hieroglyphics that had once signified a neighborhood swept and cleared.  Her piousness was a beacon,…

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Property

Property

“I hate you!’ Maya cried and dashed to the bedroom, kicking the door behind her. The heavy door, solid seasoned-teak, swayed but stopped short of…

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The Ideal City

The Ideal City

… its studied perspective and funneled point of view
having sucked me in
to roam a plaza almost entirely empty

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Like the Blue Like Infinity

Like the Blue Like Infinity

From you,
the wings of a seraphim grow.
Like the blue.
Like infinity.

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Masterpiece

Masterpiece

Lying on the bed
tired
half asleep
hair disheveled
one breast free from bounds

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The Death of a Clerk by Anton Chekhov

The Death of a Clerk by Anton Chekhov

Every month, The Reading Room showcases a short story, or excerpts of a book, from some of the greatest writers the world has ever seen.

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