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The Ambassador

The Ambassador

My father was my hero. When he was ten, he went into the cigar factory. He sat on a long bench. His father sat on…

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On the Morning He Was To Leave Mortalus

On the Morning He Was To Leave Mortalus

On the morning he was to leave Mortalus for the drive south to California, while walking to the library to return three DVD’s starring Theresa…

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Clean Break

Clean Break

Alessa wakes to the sound of bickering and with no idea where she is. There’s a television on somewhere and the bickering is just two…

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From the River Ravi

From the River Ravi

The river is hurt,
a toxic belly with bloated
minnows, lovers
dumped. I walk its cusp.

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After Schizophrenia

After Schizophrenia

We were smithereens
paroxysms
curated
into a lamellar

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Dance my Tsifteteli

Dance my Tsifteteli

Boubouka dancing
in the middle of the small floor
her costume revealing bare legs
belly, shoulders and arms

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The Sport of Destiny by Friedrich Schiller

The Sport of Destiny by Friedrich Schiller

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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