Issue 15


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From Husband Number Four” by Ryūnosuke Akutagawa (translated by Nathaniel Gallant)

Forty-Four Thousand Pounds” by Emma Copley Eisenberg

Fascinations” by Philip Brunst

The Haiku Master” by Marilyn Sides

Hydroambulante” by Kate Berson

Arabic Stories from Jordan

The Bus” by Mahmoud al-Rimawi (translated by Elisabeth Jaquette)

The Slaves” by Ghalib Halasa (translated by Thoraya El-Rayyes)

Guests with a Heavy Presence” by Ja’far al-Oquaili (translated by Alice Guthrie)

The Village Idiot” by Majidah al-Outoum (translated by Alice Guthrie)

It Happens” by Jamila Amaireh (translated by Thoraya El-Rayyes)

Operating Manual” by Fairooz Tamimi (translated by Thoraya El-Rayyes)

A Man I Don’t Know” by Elias Farkouh (translated by Maia Tabet)

Propositions” by Haifa’ Abul-Nadi (translated by Elisabeth Jaquette)

After Creation, Before the Fall” by Mufleh al-Odwan (translated by Alice Guthrie)


Arabs on the Beach in Alexandria” by Noor Naga

The Shed” by Liz Arnold

On Blood and Water” by Laura Maher


Before I Meet My Love, I Met My Love” by Aran Donovan

Scarpia (Aside)” by Ricardo Pau-Llosa

Un Clou Chasse L’Autre” by Catherine Pond

We Two Women Can Father a Child” by Linda Ashok

Tree House” by Nick Miriello

January’s Child” by Randolph Thomas

Wholesale” by Maceo J. Whitaker

Besmellah” by Sara Elkamel

Totem” by Jane Satterfield

From When Rap Spoke Straight to God” by Erica Dawson

Wetland” by Moriel Rothman-Zecher

Fog Trench” by Diane Mehta

Bobber” by Richard Hoffman

In New Cities We Run into No One” by Rosebud Ben-Oni

Johnny” by John Allen Taylor

Sticking Around the Karate Tournament to Watch the Teenage Black Belt Boys Fight” by Marlin M. Jenkins

A Complicated Letter to Sándor Ferenczi” by Jessica Lanay

Stella’s Children Look Out from a Photo Faded Gold” by Ned Balbo

Passages” by Teow Lim Goh

Coronation” by Gary J. Whitehead


Home Invasion” by Martha Rosler
Introduction by Darsie Alexander

From the Jane Doe Series” by Alaa Tawalbeh

From the Room 11 Series” by Rafik Mazjoub


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