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The Coffee-Wallah Who Wasn’t There

Issue No. 241 ~ June, 2017

“How much?” I asked. “30 rupees,” he said, as he passed two steaming Styrofoam cups of coffee through the car window. He looked distracted, looking over his shoulder. I sipped my coffee and passed on …

November

Issue No. 241 ~ June, 2017

Today I became November. The vote was five to four with one abstention; January always abstains. For no requirement forces his lack of action in voting; only custom. January rules by custom. Today was no …

The Boat

Issue No. 241 ~ June, 2017

P.J. Combs was being stalked by a very determined speedboat. He didn’t like it one bit. Anyone close enough to P.J. could see the beads of sweat glisten on his forehead as he hurried across …

The Tale of Tianshui

Issue No. 241 ~ June, 2017

Once up on a time in the kingdom of Kwan lived a secluded order of monks know as The Secluded Order of Monks. They lived out their days in a remote monastery high up in …

Seethaler’s Perfect Cake

Issue No. 240 ~ May, 2017

Mr. Drake sat on a lone bench facing the east river—the same bench on which he always read his books, smoked his cigarettes, and watched the boats pass. Mr. Drake spent the first half of …

What Happens Before We Are Born

Issue No. 240 ~ May, 2017

  There’s a myth recalling an old man with dark skin and thin, white hair, who was good and wise in his day and only got wiser, got so wise he started having visions in …

It Came in the Mail

Issue No. 240 ~ May, 2017

“Darn Billy. Told him to stop sending me things,” I said to no one but myself, and the package that I eyed critically. The package sat on my front porch, strapped to the gills with …

Horned Owl and the Silver Flute

Issue No. 240 ~ May, 2017

When the earth was youthful a wood grew upon it, and beside that wood a village was built. In the wood there lived the Horned Owl and in the village there lived a young woman …

Hide and Seek

Issue No. 239 ~ April, 2017

  Once she got home, she climbed into the wardrobe. Closing the door behind her so that no light could reach in, she settled down on her side upon the wooden shelf, usually saved for …