Short fiction

No country for honest men in Shahidul Zahir’s “Woodcutter and Crows”

Zahir uses crows as a symbol of magic realism, as found in local folklore, where animals serve as omens of luck both good and bad. The crows seem to bring bad luck to the couple, and wherever they go, the birds follow.

September 29, 2022
September 29, 2022

Portrait of a family through an intelligence agent’s eyes

Besides the brilliantly unconventional addition of an Intelligence Agent as the main audience, the story’s language, unflinchingly charged with a humorous tone, is enough to keep a reader’s eyes glued to the screen.

September 1, 2022
September 1, 2022

No country for honest men in Shahidul Zahir’s “Woodcutter and Crows”

Zahir uses crows as a symbol of magic realism, as found in local folklore, where animals serve as omens of luck both good and bad. The crows seem to bring bad luck to the couple, and wherever they go, the birds follow.

July 31, 2022
July 31, 2022

Memories in a Carton

Khaki is not usually considered a cherished colour. Yet one might become attached to it, especially if it is connected to childhood memories.

July 8, 2022
July 8, 2022

The Maze

A story about a pickpocket