The Craft of the Beautiful Opposite

By |January 21st, 2009|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |

Effective/Affective Rhetoric […]

the histogram of the bereft

By |January 7th, 2009|Categories: Poetry|

Listen Gazan mothers.

It’s just propaganda.

Indeed
grief can be
photoshopped.

Blood when dry is
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But the blood of
Children is
Always that unsettling sort of red

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(the post everyone has done/will do) Some year eh?

By |December 31st, 2008|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |

For sure.

For so many of us.

Newly-married people. N00b-Earthling-rearing people. Single people. Mingling people. Committed relationship people. Constructs-beyond-definition people.

Your 2008 was all […]

“Wham, Bam, Is that it?”

By |December 30th, 2008|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |

419 scammers are just no fun anymore.

I’d like to blame this on the global down-turn or something I could throw shoes at, but it could […]

Boxing Day 2008

By |December 26th, 2008|Categories: Blog|Tags: |

It’s not that it’s become easier to forget,

Only that it’s no longer so hard to remember.

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A Christmas Carol or a title less cliché

By |December 25th, 2008|Categories: Poetry|

Deck the malls with boughs of folly.

Fa la la la la at the red robot;
some crismas for me meddem?
hungry boy don’t do crime.
And you got […]

I’ll eventually grow into it

By |December 23rd, 2008|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |

It happened just after my eyes fell on the notice stuck to one of the walls at Khan’s Butchery.

“Ready fried onions. Perfect for vagaars and biryanis. Don’t be fooled by imitations”.

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I want you to love her…

By |December 18th, 2008|Categories: Fiction|Tags: , , , |

…and thank the Almighty you did not emerge from her.

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A brief intro to Basheer

By |December 14th, 2008|Categories: Fiction|Tags: , , , |

(An unedited excerpt from “The daughter of no one famous”)

Under the grey fleece of sunset, the muezzin called out for Maghrib.
She hated this time of day. It was lead on her brain, oppressive and dim.

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