Fiction

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Lady Victopress

Introduction Losing one’s face, losing one’s name, losing one’s self—many horror stories are premised on…

Mothers & Sons

Introduction The dilemma of a belief in the innocence of children is most acute when…
Aborginal Man, Kakadu park, Australia

Bailey’s Song

Introduction Geography is a science. It is also a sentiment. Anyone who has migrated either…

Broken Poet

Introduction The English Department: a grind of self-effacing imperatives during the day and orgiastic impulses…

Elephant Country

Introduction I do not remember when I saw my first elephant. Perhaps it isn’t possible…

Cartoon Man

Introduction The modern traumatized hero is usually a nobody. Billy Pilgrim in Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse Five…

Dirty Phone Calls

Introduction The dirty phone call is one of those foreseeable and yet unforeseen side-effects of…

Ab Initio

Introduction In legal or regulatory matters, scrutiny of original intents and contents is par for…

Operation Sunlight

Introduction The pigeon-hole principle in Mathematics states that if there are more pigeons than there…

Hammer & Sickle

Introduction Eugene Datta's story has a simple premise. Tripti, a young Bengali woman, sets out…