UKRAINE SPECIAL DISPATCH
THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF BEING A GHOST
by LINDA KONG (United States)
The Zhou famiy typically ate dinner at a rectangular table for four.
PSYCHE & I
by SYDNEY HEINTZ (Switzerland)
In the fall of '96, I was going through a rather transitional stage in my life.
DAUGHTER OF KALI
by PRIYA CHAWLA (UAE)
"Who are they?" Roshni asked her aunt as she poured the chai into different cups
THE GHOST PRINCE
by AMAAL FAWZI (Lebanon)
As if in slow motion, every eye turned to him—a stranger loitering at their fountain.
THE LADIES STARDUST
by KESSLER SHUMATE (United States)
You listen for pleasure to some songs, for pain to others, Robin had said. Which was this?
by ZARA VALE (Australia)
You cringe as the door opens with a loud beep, but no one comes running.
by MAYA LINSLEY (Canada)
Jill climbed the dusty, rotting steps, and her upper half disappeared into the gloom.
by SHERRY SHU (Canada)
He scuttled furiously from beneath the undergrowth, pausing every few seconds to catch his breath.
by ANYA WILSON (Ireland)
When I arrive home, there are men outside our cottage. But these are not my dada's friends.
by ANNIE KIRKPATRICK (United States)
Rice piled on my plate like a cold white ant bed. Mom adjusted her glasses again.
THE FLOATING ANCHOR
by AILEEN BAK (Australia)
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.