account_circle by Eric Maroney
Eric Maroney is the author of two books of non-fiction, Religious Syncretism (2006) and The Other Zions (2010). His fiction has appeared in Our Stories, The MacGuffin, ARCH, Segue, The Literary Review, Eclectica, Per Contra, and The Montreal Review. He has an MA from Boston University, and lives in Ithaca New York with his wife and two children. More of his work can be found on his web page: econ/em75


The Cleansing of Abu Salam

Issue No. 168 ~ May, 2011

Ben-Zion watch the village, waiting for a wave of the hand, a twitch of his lips, the murmur of an order, some kind of prognostication of coming danger or relative security.