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Khublei Shibun

Khublei Shibun

It was a late September evening when the sun came out after a 2 hour long shower. Cold water running through the streets drench my…

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Pale-hued Existentialism

Pale-hued Existentialism

Another loveless year is past. I am growing old now. Twenty six, at some impressionable age long ago seemed way too old for anymore fun…

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After She Was Gone

After She Was Gone

The phone rang. Papa was in his usual place in front of the telly, watching Call My Bluff, and muttering why Mummy wasn’t home yet….

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OREGON COAST: THE SEARCH FOR ORDER IN SEPARATE THINGS

OREGON COAST: THE SEARCH FOR ORDER IN SEPARATE THINGS

Umbrellas and pity passed me by
as water from heaven
fell onto pop cans and whiskey bottles
thrown on the grass and sidewalk.

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THE HOUSE THAT LOTA DE MACEDO SOARES BUILT IN SAMAMBAIA

THE HOUSE THAT LOTA DE MACEDO SOARES BUILT IN SAMAMBAIA

When the cascade was revealed
its babble was replaced by
the allegations of cotinga birds
and the pleas of tamarin monkeys.

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Shiva Bhairava

Shiva Bhairava

Sandalwood statue,
you’ve fed yourself to River
Karnali; currents
gnawed everything you are not.

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Symbols And Signs by Vladimir Nabokov

Symbols And Signs by Vladimir Nabokov

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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