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Two Royalists in Quatorze Juillet (a chapter from “An Iraqi in Paris”)

Two Royalists in Quatorze Juillet (a chapter from “An Iraqi in Paris”) - story

Samuel Shimon

The waiter at the Café Au Chai de l’Abbaye, Claude, asked me to finish my drink quickly. It was a quarter past two in the morning and he had to close up the café. I…

The Curfew Tolls

The Curfew Tolls - story

Stephen Vincent Benét

“It is not enough to be the possessor of genius—the time and the man must conjoin. An Alexander the Great, born into an age of profound peace, might scarce have troubled the world—a Newton, grown…

A Handful of Dirt

A Handful of Dirt - story

Jan Dost

As soon as he saw his friend, who had just arrived from back home, in the airport arrivals lounge, he asked him, “Did you bring it?” His friend gestured to the backpack hanging off of…