Ray by Rafael Gamero

Two boys get suspended from school. It’s at that moment their troubles really begin… A short story by Rafael Gamero who is an Assistant Professor of English at Shaw University. His fiction and non-fiction have been published in The Caribbean Writer, Drunk Monkeys, Litro Magazine, and others.



Rafael Gamero

Ray by Rafael Gamero

Ray 1. Ray and I got suspended from school for a whole week and we were the only two kids around to enjoy it. To be honest though, I never understood why he did everything he did, or why I followed him all the time. 2. On Friday, just before he flashed his tilly, he dared me to spit on a girl’s head…

Qaisra Shahraz

The Journey by Qaisra Shahraz

The Journey by Qaisra Shahraz New Delhi and Kot Badal Khan, India; Lahore, Pakistan, August 1967 Poor Raju was having the same dream again. In it, he was once more the boy he had been, aged seven years old. “Water, water!” he demanded in his child’s piping voice, tugging at the man’s arm. A hand cla…

Saadat Hasan Manto

Letter to Uncle Sam by Saadat Hasan Manto

Letter to Uncle Sam by Saadat Hasan Manto Saadat Hasan Manto was an Indo-Pakistani writer, playwright and author considered among the greatest writers of short stories in South Asian history. Here we reproduce one of his letters to Uncle Sam i.e. the USA by kind permission of the Universal Poetries…

Neel Mukherjee

Neel Mukherjee in conversation with Anjali Joseph

Neel Mukherjee in conversation with Anjali Joseph about his latest novel A State of Freedom By Anjali Joseph I’ve known Neel Mukherjee for about eight years. A mutual friend introduced us in Bombay a couple of years after his first novel, Past Continuous, was published in India and had gone on to wi…

Elisabeth Sennitt Clough

Green Eyed by Elisabeth Sennitt Clough

Green Eyed                                                                                                                             Due to a genetic mutation which occurred 6,000-10,000 years ago, all blue-eyed people share an ancestor from the Caucasian region – Science Daily They say the modern…

Helen de Burca

A Pair of Silk Stockings by Helen de Burca

In exactly two months, it would be her ninety-ninth birthday. This they murmured repeatedly, although sometimes she thought it had been only once. Between bouts of dozing, her eyes wandered over the walls and ceiling, often returning to a tiny wisp of abandoned cobweb in one corner. She liked to let…