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Fiction

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by LINDA KONG (United States)

April 2022

The Zhou famiy typically ate dinner at a rectangular table for four.

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by SYDNEY HEINTZ (Switzerland)

April 2022

In the fall of '96, I was going through a rather transitional stage in my life.

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by PRIYA CHAWLA (UAE)

April 2022

"Who are they?" Roshni asked her aunt as she poured the chai into different cups

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by AMAAL FAWZI (Lebanon)

April 2022

As if in slow motion, every eye turned to him—a stranger loitering at their fountain.

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by KESSLER SHUMATE (United States)

November 2021

You listen for pleasure to some songs, for pain to others, Robin had said. Which was this? 

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by ZARA VALE (Australia)

November 2021

You cringe as the door opens with a loud beep, but no one comes running. 

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by MAYA LINSLEY (Canada)

April 2020

Jill climbed the dusty, rotting steps, and her upper half disappeared into the gloom. 

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by SHERRY SHU (Canada)

August 2020

He scuttled furiously from beneath the undergrowth, pausing every few seconds to catch his breath. 

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by ANYA WILSON (Ireland)

December 2020

When I arrive home, there are men outside our cottage. But these are not my dada's friends. 

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by ANNIE KIRKPATRICK (United States)

December 2020

Rice piled on my plate like a cold white ant bed. Mom adjusted her glasses again. 

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by AILEEN BAK (Australia)

April 2021

As a Haenyeo, a Korean sea-woman, her day was just beginning, even before the sun rose in the bitter oceanic cold to ready herself to dive for her day's catch.