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Fiction

2002

Black & white
Photo essay: Sadeq Hedayat's personal photos
Compiled by Jahangir Hedayat

The Pearly Cannon
Tup-e Morvari
By Sadegh Hedayat

A different sort of Christmas
The duck has to be talked into getting cooked
By Hossein Samiei

Bozorgraah-e 405
Christmas on Highway 405
By Sadaf Kiani

Yaah! ... Aaah! Aahhfalalala!
Omar shared a caravan with a circus elephant-trainer sadly dreaming of Christmases
By Kristopher Kolumbus

Three Persian kings
A Christmas tale
By Marjaneh Zahed - Khorassani - Kindersley

Beh lezzat-e booseh fekr kon
The (thought of a) kiss
By M.M.

Words
When you were little you were ashamed when I came to your school
By Sepideh

Apple pie
Mohammad to Mike
By Assal Badrkhani

Frozen in a cat's stare
You this month
By Madame Bayaz

Kissed in Valencia
He swirled his silk cape and thrust his sword in the bull's jugular crying CARMEN !

Short short story
Valleys pushing up heaving hills without a wonderbra
By Marjaneh Zahed - Khorassani - Kindersley

Magical chair of nails
Becoming a writer in a second language
By Roya Hakakian

Anjaa Tehran bood
That was Tehran
By Sadaf Kiani

High on freedom
They marched with the belief that Iran would finally be the master of her own destiny
By Banafsheh Dastyari

Map in the cat
I held her childhood picture and had a vision
By Reza Izad

Bacheh-haaye sarzamin-e sakhreh-haa
Short story
By Shabnam Ebrahimi-Nejad

The Giants
War and peace and people
By Siamak Vossoughi

A little flashback
Short story
By Mammad Aidani

Mardi dar asaansor
Short story
By Qasem Nosrati

A university acceptance
He had wanted to be a man fighting against an unjust system instead of living as part of it
By Siamak Vossoughi

For the explorer
Luristan, 1930
By Freya Stark

A kick in the ass
Let him who is without sin, throw the first Empty Without Me, CD
By Kristopher Kolumbus

Outside the tunnel
Story of an escape
By Banafsheh Dastyari

Gentle strength
A revolutionary speaks on violence
By
Siamak Vossoughi

Days of our lives
A memoir in comic strips
By Marjane Satrapi

A separate world
Novel
By Anahita Firouz

No hell on earth
Meeting amazing people
By Lilly Benevis

Boo! Crescent moon in Calpe
Firdowsi and I planted roses in the castles of Spain
By Kristopher Kolumbus

All the king's men
Short story
By Farrokh A. Ashtiani

Perhaps or maybe
Still no word from Abbas
By Heather-ley Peckham

On the road to Ashod
Short story
By Michael A. Burris

This wide-eyed nightmare
A short piece on prison
By Ramtin

Sophy and the Persian prince
Shakespeare and Persia
By Sami Gorgan Roodi

I love this shit
Thick white clouds sweep across the Costa Blanca
By Kristopher Kolumbus

Where's the firrrrrrrrrrre?
Short story
By Arash Emamzadeh

The prey
Short story
By Ghazi Rabihavi

Carlos
I got to come out here to make a buck
By Shahriar Zahedi

Nazanin's great leap
Part 1

The necklace
Short story
By Azin Arefi

Beautifully short
Short story
By Farooq Azam

Compatriots
Short story
By Abbas Mehdibeigi

Dar jostojooye eshgh
Short story
By Namdar Nasser

The stars are gone
Fuck you for existing in the first place
By Madame Bayaz

Nazi Abadism
Short story
By Rasool Nafisi

GHETTO QUA RAN HAS HIT THE FAN
Sailing over the Atlantic, crossing back with C. Columbus
By BURNTOAST

Broken heart
You in September 2002
Madame Bayaz

The Messiah's Cousin
The Book of Asghar
By Ramin Tork

The art of cooking
Short story
By Saghi (Sasha) Michaelis

MUJAHIDEEN
They told a million lies
By BURNTOAST

Photographs
Short story
By Azin Arefi

Hamishe no
Takht hozi songs
By Morteza Ahmadi

Man yek javaane Irani hastam
I am young Iranian
By Galony

Beh farang meeravi?
Leaving Iran on a trip
By Peyman Hooshmandzadeh

Coming back
Short story
By Azin Arefi

All, but indifferent
Short story
By Reza T. Saberi

Dropping a (LP) needle on the matter
You in August 2002
By Madame Bayaz

Khaaneye afaaf
Official brothel
By Hossein Nushazar

Goftegoo baa Iran Khaanoom
Satire
By Hossein Nushazar

Khaabe aakhar
Short story
By Hossein Nushazar

Parandeh
Short story
By Jahanshah Javid

An hour later
Short story
By Heather-ley Peckham

Aah o naaleh
Sadegh Hedayat's post cards

Sadaf khaaliye yek tanhaaee
I can still hear his warm voice
By Sadaf Kiani Abbasian

Taaghoot va Yaghoot har do zan boodand
Fiction
By Elahe Arouzi &
Homa Katouzian

Taaghoot va Yaghoot har do zan boodand
Fiction
By Elahe Arouzi &
Homa Katouzian

Nimeye Ghaayeb
Excerpt
By Hossein Sanapour

Sheklgeereeye yek gaaf
Fiction
By Peyman Hooshmandzadeh

RED JELLO EATS WH$TE AMER$CA
What you see is what you see
By BURNTOAST

The Wolf-man
Short story
By Sasan Hamidi

Cell phone fever
You in July 2002
By Madame Bayaz

YES YES YSSS......BALE?
Hafez agreed to waste money on the gulls picking off ticks on the rhinos
By BURNTOAST

Mazra'e sag koshi
Short story
By Payam Rafighi

The richest fruit
They cared so much about what other people thought about them
By Azin Arefi

Khare Moghilan
Short story
By Cyrous Moradi

L'AMOUR NARANJESTAN
Antoinette wanted to hide in Naranjestan till it blew over in Paris
By BURNTOAST

Sobh beh kheyr
Short story
By Hossein Nushazar

Getting your gestures down...
You in June 2002
By Madame Bayaz

Pickled things
There is no denying it: it's a red alarm, code for a bombing raid
By Azin Arefi

ANNOYED IN NAIN
He had come to Persia determined to be a moslem
By BURTOAST

Panjshanbeh, dovom khordad
Cream of society
By Sadaf Kiani Abbassian

Khanoom
Book
Excerpt from Massoud Behnoud's latest book, "Khanoom" (Tehran, 2002, Nashre Elm).

Little red
I liked the feeling against my skin, a little cool, a little rough
By Niki Tehranchi

RUDYARD KIPLING TABRIZI
We opened the box and smoked one of the famous Tabriz cigarettes
By BURNTOAST

The old photograph
Short story
By Sasan Hamidi

Adams
Short story
By Omid Rahimi

Nima
Short story
By Payam Rafiqi

Scarlett's story
She bit me. I felt pain, no, just a little pain but pure ecstasy
By Layla
Adult subject

To keh neestee aabe dahaanam raa paak koni
Short story
By Omid Rahimi

Sarhangaane tareeghat
Short story
By Payam Rafiqi

Chaarshanbeye nahs
Short story
Cyrous Moradi


Little red
I liked the feeling against my skin, a little cool, a little rough
By Niki Tehranchi

RUDYARD KIPLING TABRIZI
We opened the box and smoked one of the famous Tabriz cigarettes
By BURNTOAST

THE BATHHOUSE OF BABA TAHER
Meeting between two poets

By BURNTOAST

Anjomane khaaneh
va madreseh

Short story
By Cyrous Moradi

To Lili ro booseedee!
Short story
Translated by Namdar Nasser

Back to you
Poem
By Cyrous Moradi

Destiny and the flamenco dancer
Short story
By Persian Poetress

Screen memories
You in May 2002
By Madame Bayaz

Ice cream
Short story
By Ali Hosseini
(Persian text "Bastani")

Kafka's cockroach

Short story
By Reza Ordoubadian

Flushing sabze down the toilet
Short story
By Arash Emamzadeh

Abbas Korki
Short story
By Cyrous Moradi


TOASTED IN YAZD
By the weeping cherry tree was my first garden

By BURNTOAST

KRUSHED IVORY IN KERMAN
A pink salmon drifting over dusk, his footprint in the mud

By BURNTOAST

Polhaaee keh deegar veeraan nemeeshavand
Internet's publishing revolution
By Esmail Nooriala

Mehmaan
Short story, in memory of Sadegh Hedayat
By Omid Rahim

Da Capo!
You in April 2002
By Madame Bayaz

TWO OLD BURNED BRIDGES
Perhaps he could see the old burned bridge in Isfahan again and grow roses.

By BURNTOAST

Coupon kaarmandi
Short story
By Cyrous Moradi

Gorbeh
Short story
By Omid Rahimi

Eid
Short story
By Shirin Vazin

FIVE BLOCKS FROM BERKELEY GATE
It was raw, irritating and urgent as ever to be Iranian with iranian.com filling our tortured need for friendship, affection and acceptance

By BURNTOAST

Coming to terms
Review of Shokooh Mirzadegi's "That Stranger Within Me"
By Tara Taghizadeh

Future of turmoil
When hell itself seeped its way into the most hopeful of dreams
By Norris R. Peery

Rahaavarde Noroozi
Short story
By Ali Hosseini

HAFIZ - SAD SAAL BE IN SAAL - HA
On the last Wednesday of the year Hafiz jumped over the fire

By BURNTOAST

WHITE BUFFALO CHIPS
I had no difficulty recognizing the authentic character of bizarre visions of mandalas in my Abadan dreams

By BURNTOAST

Don't speak Persian
Language school in Iran
By Cyrous Moradi

Seh rooz
For Elham
By Namdar Nasser

Out of the fog
Everything started and ended with Jamshid
By Reza T. Saberi

Searching for Hassan
An American Family's Journey Home to Iran
Book review by Bruce Bahmani

The sexoculinary self
You in March 2002
By Madame Bayaz

Sayonara Kimosabe
He knew death would come soon as white winter follows the red of autumn
By BURNTOAST

Beyond time and place
Sadeq Hedayat was a non-conformist in every respect
By Homa Katouzian

The wizard of odd
When the White man really goes berserk
By Saeed Tavakkol

Zari
Short story
By Omid Rahimi

Kraavaate aabi rang
Short story
By Cyrous Moradi

Shimeko's last Valentine
I never thought I would know love so deep
By BURNTOAST

Tashrih
Short story
By Omid Rahimi

Abar soosk
Short story
By Moji Agha

Dobaare saazihaaye Ataabak
Short story
By Yashar Ahad Saremi

Khaaneh siaah ast
To Forough Farrokhzad
By Namdar Nasser

Baazgasht
Meeting my teacher, years later
By Saeed Tavakkol

Massih
Short story
By Omid Rahimi

Your wishes are granted
You in February 2002
By Madame Bayaz

A winner
Novel

Roodkhaaneh
Short story
By Omid Rahimi

Black apple
Short story
By Arash Emamzadeh

Shokolaat
What will you do with all those chocolates?
By Zari Naimi

Anjoman khaaneh o madreseh
Short story
By Cyrous Moradi

Paayaane yek rooz
End of a day
By Saeed Tavakkol

Maraaseme todee va moaarefe
Short story
By Cyrous Moradi

Auratic space of the nation
You in January 2002
By Madame Bayaz

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