The Seven Devils

Whether he met his fate in the mountains, or the mountains became a route of escape, the secret of what happened to the missing man is now forever guarded by the Devils.



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Haunted at Home

Haunted, some might call it. I say, At home. The past is here, ripe and palpable, reaching out to us. Hoping we reach back.


The Geographies of Violence

The woman is still wiping blood off her face when a throng of villagers envelops her. You can no longer reach her amid the swarm that surrounds her.


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Holding Patterns

I do not fear strangers. Everyone in the world exists to protect me from disaster I can sense but not perceive.


Smile

“Basmah” means “smile” in Arabic. That’s what my ex-wife named our daughter; she said that maybe she could teach me how to smile. Our marriage lasted for eight years. I tried my best.


Bokeh

Sound travels differently in a barrio. Here, there are no quiet hours, no inconvenience; without noise, the air stifles.