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Little Mother

Some said it was a miracle Yatimah lived at all, others whispered it would have been a mercy if she hadn’t. Umayma saw only the will of God, and the love of family. And the sightless eyes which recognized her … Continue reading

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Forever Count

A reality is too painful to bear. Continue reading

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Cricket

Now large with child, Twisted Grass spends her days inside the lodge cleaning and cooking, leaving only at night to draw water from the stream. Night had become her friend, a welcome cover shielding her from the downcast eyes and … Continue reading

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Twisted Grass

Twisted Grass smiled to herself. Crow Dancer was picking berries again. A quick glance in his direction, then back to her task. She heard giggling from the other girls as he moved closer. Sensing his presence next to her, she … Continue reading

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The Guest

He’d pulled her hair in grammar school, frightened her with frogs and spiders in the summertime and daydreamed about her in class while scribbling her name in his notebook. His first solo bicycle trip was riding past her house. He … Continue reading

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Saikai

Opening the window and breathing the cool air in deeply, she whispered “Saikai“. Opening the window and breathing in the morning air, the light of a thousand suns exploded into the room. The sound of air raid sirens registered in … Continue reading

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Requiem for Chernobyl

Choosing his words carefully, the director of Kiev province rasped his orders into the telephone. She would leave now, take them and leave NOW. An hour later, tall and dignified, he stood in front of a microphone and proclaimed there … Continue reading

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