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A Prison Out of the Movies

A Prison Out of the Movies - story

Fernanda Melchor

The transfer began at two in the morning, while a northerly wind blustered furiously outside. Some of the prisoners didn’t even have time to dress before the Federal agents burst into their cells. Shoving and…

The Last Leaf

The Last Leaf - story

Katherine Anne Porter

Old Nannie sat hunched upon herself expecting her own death momentarily. The Grandmother had said to her at parting, with the easy prophecy of the aged, that this might be their last farewell on earth;…

The Policeman and the Horse

The Policeman and the Horse - story

Zakaria Tamer

Abu Mustafa parked his carriage next to the sidewalk. With a large, gnarled hand he patted his horse’s head, then headed into the nearby shop. He began hoisting bags of firewood on his back and…