The first ricochets off the pine tree to his left and rebounds from his jeans, rolling to a stop a few feet away.
I am letting you listen to Ahmed’s thoughts. It’s important that you know this, because he only speaks Arabic, he only thinks in Arabic, and that’s not a language you understand.
You make the first move, a vague email saying something to the effect that you’re around and bored, and if he’s free, you might be free, too.
An 18-wheeler carrying ten thousand kilos of watermelons had wrecked spectacularly, spilling its cargo from a height of two kilometers, near the peak of the Tu-Ashu mountain pass that looms over the cold northern provinces of Kyrgyzstan.
The women in the Hearthstone Mall bathroom are not unlike horses at the gate, competing in a race they don’t understand, didn’t sign up for, won’t admit exists.
Grown now and alone, Manion remembers his past as severed bits of planets revolving around his mother, the sun.
In the thin shade of the ragged stand of poplars, Foster raised a fist of bloody gauze into the air.