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TANGIBLE REMINDERS

Forrie, Allan Thistledown Press ePub
In “Tangible Reminders” by Harriet Richards, Alicia is clearing out the remnants of her old life including the memories of her ex-husband Neville, who had been carrying on an affair with a “simpering retro-dressing, pre-Raphaelite-ish, dyed-auburn-haired, underweight girl” half his age. The clean out is thorough.



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Staring Contests

Jessica Hollander University of North Texas Press ePub

Staring Contests

She sits on the brown carpet looking at me, two naked Barbies in front of her, but she isn’t playing with them. I peek at her over my paperback, and she raises her eyebrows and lets out a gasp. Her cheeks turn pink, but she doesn’t look away.

“Let’s go to the school,” I say. “You like the swings?”

She nods. She watches me stand, yawn, fix my ponytail, and then I stop with my hands in the air, my mouth open, and it’s my turn to stare. This is a game I won’t lose to a four-year-old named Lindy. Minutes go by. A bird caws outside. A car door closes, a woman talking, mad about yellowed grass. My arms ache. Lindy keeps her eyes on me, keeps me frozen as she gathers her Barbies. There’s sand at the school, a big box of hard brown sand. The Barbies are going nude-beaching.

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Michael’s at the apartment when I get home, the room smoky from hamburger grease.

“Five minutes too late!” he yells, meaning he’s already started so I’ll have to cook for myself.

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A.J. Sebastian SDB Laxmi Publications PDF

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Assessing G.C. Tongbra’s

Taj Mahal

G.C. Tongbra, the well-known Manipuri dramatist has written some very powerful plays exposing conflicts in the lives of people. He is known to have exposed the anomalous condition in society for man to become conscious of it and rectify the wrongs for a better life. His later existential position led him to centre his attention on man’s need to free himself from bondages for a better life. The underdog in society needs to assert his identity and fulfil himself in a world of haves and have-nots. In their quest for identity, the underdogs need to challenge all impediments in the form of conventional morality, law and justice. Some of his popular plays include Lupa Sana (Silver and Gold) 1940;

Judge Masabu Jailda (Jailing the Judge himself) 1940; Mani-Mamou (Mother-in-law and

Daughter-in-law) 1945; Taj Mahal (1972); Ngabong Khao (The Flesh Trap) 1975; and

Changyeng Manja (Experimental Husband) 1984. Taj Mahal has been very successful in presenting his strong views, attacking conventional morality and concepts of justice

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ACROSS THE UNIVERSE

Forrie, Allan Thistledown Press ePub
Maggie, an existentially confused, middle-aged record store owner, is on a pilgrimage by bus from Calgary to New York City for the twenty-fifth anniversary of John Lennon’s death in “Across the Universe” by Lori Hahnel.
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INSPECTOR ZHANG AND THE ISLAND OF THE DEAD

Stephen Leather Monsoon Books Pte. Ltd. ePub

INSPECTOR ZHANG AND THE ISLAND OF THE DEAD

“Do you think it will rain again?” asked Sergeant Lee, peering out of the window at the street below and then up at the darkening sky.

“It is the monsoon season so there is a high probability of rain,” said Inspector Zhang. They were in the Major Crimes Division office at the New Bridge Road police headquarters building and they had just received a call to attend a murder scene on Sentosa Island. Sentosa was one of Singapore’s major tourist attractions with long sandy beaches, two golf courses, a number of top hotels and the Universal Studios theme park. There were also several very upmarket housing developments where Singapore’s wealthier residents could enjoy a house with a garden, a rarity in crowded Singapore where most people lived in cramped apartments.

“Shall I bring an umbrella, do you think?” asked Sergeant Lee. She had her hair clipped up at the back and was wearing a pale blue suit.

“Better safe than sorry,” said Inspector Zhang.

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