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Onion

He was odd, to say the least, and he would walk around hunched with this peculiar gait that made him look like a wounded war-veteran who limped. He seemed so absorbed with himself, and I often wondered whether thoughts buzzed around inside his over-sized head like flies circling a pile of garbage. He had this […]

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Anathema

When you were young, you saw beauty in everything. She painted the monal’s wing a surreal aquamarine and infused the rice fields with layers and layers of green vivacity. You dreamt. You believed and reached for the apple of glory without Eve’s hesitancy. Now, older, you look at the street outside your apartment complex and […]

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When the cicadas sang

After receiving fame and honor for his verse in distant lands, the poet returned to his country, where the people who had once scorned and ridiculed him, ran after him like a gaggle of geese. He ignored them, but they didn’t leave him alone. They followed him when he went to pray in the forest; […]

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