Stories tagged displacement

Chennai

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I go to the seaand turn myself over in my hand like a shell: a hollow conch carried on the resonance of a song long past its singing. My heart is a well and this city, one that is forever in drought.

HUSBAND (opening door & shouting): 'Hon . . . WHAT'S FOR DINNER?'

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WIFE (calling back from kitchen): "Dick Cheney's penis!"

The Mistakes

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An aging civilization has been under a spell for five thousand years.

The bridge

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as long as you have some snacks up there I can be brave