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Fiction

2003

Women, you lost big time!
Book: The Da Vinci Code
By Anoosh Ariapour

Zir-e aavaar-e faaje-eh
Report from Bam
By Hessam Foroozan

L
Short story (Persian)
By Bahram Moradi

Little black spiders
Short story
By Farid Parsa

Inside a different city
Five weeks in a refugee camp in Lebanon
By Sina Rahmani

Farah and Simran
Friendship never dies
By Wazhma Frogh

An inconsequential man
Short story
By Mammad Aidani

Rue des Hedayat
Walking into a bookshop in Paris
By Hormoz

The Persian translation
For me, Iran now has a human face
By Eric Jerpe

Winter
Memories sparkle like icicles hanging from the roof
By Zohreh Khazai Ghahremani

Saayeh beh saayeh
Short story
By Partow Nooriala

Myth of Creation
Short story
Written by Sadegh Hedayat
Translated and adapted by Ali Sadri

Return of Shahrzad
Part III
By Eric J. Jerpe

Signs of life
Recollections from an autumn on the road
By Guive Mirfendereski

Infuriatingly good
Remembering Kristopher Kolumbus
By Golnar Fozi

The couple
Love's limits
By Siamak Vossoughi

Return of Shahrzad
Part II
By Eric J. Jerpe

She waves back
Two short stories
By Kristopher Kolumbus

The boy who invaded my life
Part II
By Reza Ordoubadian

There's more to writing
Reflection on meeting an author
By Zohreh Khazai-Ghahremani

Jashn-e tavalod
For A. T.
By Hossein Nushazar

Return of Shahrzad
Part 1
By Eric J. Jerpe

Bahram
Short story
By Azam Nemati

Shiva
Short story
By Moniroo Ravanipour

Count me out
Keivan's arguments for anti-nationalism
By Dananjay Anandan

Shit! At the blue cafe
Ah, Love! Could thou and I conspire
By Kristopher Kolumbus

Crawlin' king snake
Short story
By Shahriar Zahedi

Dear Sir
A presumptuous note
By Ali Sadri

Hamid and Harry
Here and there
By Amir Nooriala

A plea
An Iranian writer in the post 9/11 world remembers Sadegh Hedayat
By Mammad Aidani

Behind Amjadieh
Chilhood soccer in 4 parts
By Hooshyar F. Naraghi

Fit to kill
I came across an Iraqi soldier who was sleeping
By Pesare Gol

From cigarette to cell phone
They are equally annoying
By Jalil Mortazavi

Marg-e gorbeh
Death of a cat
By Amir Mehdi Noorbakhsh

Hell in heaven
How can humanity survive when help itself is doomed helpless?
By Zohreh Khazai-Ghahremani

First time
California fires and smoking habits
Written by AF
Photographed by Kambiz Kashani

Virtual solutions
What is the world coming to?
By Nikoo

The white balcony
Francisco had long gone leaving Carmen alone and vunerable
By Kristopher Kolumbus

To hell and back
Dreams
By Babak Khiavchi

Mehmaankhaaneye Madame Beaujean
A story of addiction
By Hossein Nushazar

Kaar-e Engelisaa neest
You must abandon stupidity to be functional again
By H. Utanazad

Visitors
Some of the nicest moments of my life happened in there
By Siamak Vossoughi

I want to see it
The Persian prick you love to hate still raises a sardonic chuckle
By Kristopher Kolumbus

Dar jostojooye eshgh
Short story
By Namdar Nasser

Almost human
Short story
By Ali Sadri

Carlos' last wish
For Majid
By Farid Parsa

A plane
It can be an awfully lonely feeling sitting on a plane
By Siamak Vossoughi

The Book
"It's a book," I said. "Let me keep my goddam book."
By Siamak Vossoughi

Khaab-e shaaparak
At a Tehran concert
By Sadaf Kiani

In a phat sack
You next month
By Madam Bayaz

Paint green the aphrodisiacs
Short story
By Ali Sadri

If Ali calls
Short story
By Daniel Zangeneh

A bridge to nowhere
Painful to watch Hafiz or Rumi turned into soulless, prosaic, meaningless platitudes
By Fereshteh Davaran

Iran 2-Amrika 1
Short story
By Namdar Nasser

Staying home
Short story
By Siamak Vossoughi

Chewed
I made phony coughs or started humming songs trying to drown their whispers
By Shahriar Zahedi

Honeymoon In Poughkeepsie
Short story
By Ali Sadri

The sound of words
In words, in literature, we wrapped ourselves and waited
By Roya Hakakian

Praying to Mahdi
I write my wish on the official slip and let it twirl down to the bottom of the well. A cool breeze arises and brushes my cheek
By Kambiz Naficy

If he were alive
Interview with Ali Akbar Saeedi Sirjani's daughter, Sayeh
By Fariba Amini

Serpent's dance
Short story
By Ali Sadri

The morning after
Sadegh Hedayat at the dawn of the atomic age
By Fereydoun Hoveyda

The snow was heavy this winter
Nearly all of the mules are overburdened
By Kambiz Naficy

Losing wisdom
A dental moment
By Assal Badrkhani

Two sides of a gate
Short prison story
By Farrokh A. Ashtiani

Letting everybody play
We will make it happen, no matter how retarded it may look
By Kourosh Taghavi

Proud love
Lifting the veil over Malik Khanum's life
By Susan Hajiani

Mohsen
Do you really want to die?, the young girl asked.
No, I have come to like my life, was Mohsen's reply.
By Kambiz Naficy

Maajeraay-e man
They're after me
By Shahin Mir Mohammad Hosseini

Proud love
Lifting the veil over Malik Khanum's life
By Susan Hajiani

J O D A A E E
By Derakhshandeh Haghdout (Belgheis)
Source: The Persian Book Review

One gray Sunday
Short story
By Siamak Vossoughi

Barefoot and suicidal
Short story
By Golareh Safarian

Javad
First part of a story in progress
By Bijan Tehrani

On a roll
Spain travel diary
By Azadeh

Delam khonak shod
Letter to "those mother fuckers"
By Faramarz Oskouie

Blowing out the candle on both ends
Summer here is unimaginably long with fireworks provided by the bus driver
By Kristopher Kolumbus

Geeezeesus Keeerist Mom!
Never thought I could write these words alone in Calpe
By Kristopher Kolumbus

You have no calls
My bloody Valentine. Weird shit.
By Kristopher Kolumbus

Cherry on the cake
His body was decorated with fish tattoos always a big plus in Khayyam's book
By Kristopher Kolumbus

Sahar keh... sar meezaneh
Story
By Cyrous Moradi

The cure
Eye contact, smile, Titanic, flowers & perfume would do it
By Arash Emamzadeh

Khaaneh-ee keh nardeh haaye zard daasht
The house with the yellow fence
By Sadaf Kiani

The magic stick
What your involuntary movements may tell about histories that haunt you
By Madame Bayaz

Kiss
With the gentleness of a freight train
By Assal Badrkhani

Op-pen dat societeee, bitch
The thinking couch potato's musical
By Alidad Vassigh

Clear mountain stream at the station
The connoisseur does not miss the opportunity
By Kristopher Kolumbus

From Abadan to Whittier
Coming to America
By Firoozeh Dumas

Cognac for two
Short story
By Golareh Safarian

Khoda Hafez Rumi
Book review: Manouchehr Parvin's Dardedel
By Fereshteh Davaran

Aakhar-e ta'ziyeh
Short story
By Mahshid Amirshahi

Gloria on the Mediterranean
She rode a silver Suzuki wrapping her legs around her separated Apollo
By Kristopher Kolumbus

Begom Soltan
A true story
By Shahriar Zahedi

Gloria on the Mediterranean
She rode a silver Suzuki wrapping her legs around her separated Apollo
By Kristopher Kolumbus

Weeds
My father had plans for grass and cypress trees
By Siamak Vossoughi

Trip to Qom
Short story
By Azam Nemati

With amazing grace
On a sunny afternoon in October, memory paid me a powerful visit
By Golareh Safarian

Food & Co.
To my parents, on Mother’s Day
By Parissa Sohie

Out cruising
You this month
By Madam Bayaz

But then I touch her hands
This person is unmistakably my mother
By Golnar Fozi

Future seemed bright
The travelers, Part IV
By Laleh Haghighi

Jassem
Short story
By Abbas Sahraee

Gozaree az koocheh pas koocheh haaye tehroon
From Shoosh to Molavi, 1960-70
By Arash Zarei

The boy who believed everything
A fable
By Siamak Vossoughi

Tip of a pencil
The travelers, Part III
By Laleh Haghighi

The Caliph of Calpe
Come Ride with Me On the Bus
By Kristopher Kolumbus

Rhetoric and apples
Oh my God! I can' believe I'm hearing this from my own father
By Golareh Safarian

Man babr neestam
Excerpt from a novel

From Mohammad Reza Safdari's highly-acclaimed novel, Man Babr Neestam, Peecheedeh beh Baalaaye Khod-taakam (I Am Not a Tiger, I Am a Winding Ivy)

Sticking together
The travelers, Part II
By Laleh Haghighi

Chaay yaasaman-e sabz
Tea on a snowy day in Washington DC
By Sadaf Kiani

Turning White
Excerpt from a novel
By Nader Habibi

The travelers
A long line in our family of perpetual travelers
By Laleh Haghighi

The sea bird
Short story
By Mokhtar Paki

Rashide
Short story
By Shokooh Mirzadegi
English text

It hurts
But I hope he pops it in his mouth for Norooz
By Kristopher Kolumbus

In search of Dali's miracles
Watching Kiarostami may prove there are other alternatives
By Madame Bayaz

I hear the bus coming
He was born under a different star
By Kristopher Kolumbus

It was sacred
It is never the same
By Shirin Tabibzadeh

Seven secret recipes
Memories of baking treats for Norooz
By Banu
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Katarina
Short story
By Hossein Nushazar

Baar-e ezaafeh
Short story
By Qasem Nosrati

My name is "Today's Valentine's day"
When she finished talking, a couple of sharp teeth remained outside her mouth
By Arash Emamzadeh

Ghost of Isfahan
Remembering the man I've almost forgotten
By Heather-ley Peckham

Valentine's Day
You could never be lonely when you had a story in you
By Siamak Vossoughi

Discretion
I see every emotion and memory he hides so well
By Assal Badrkhani

Tup-e Morvari
Full text: The Pearly Cannon
By Sadeq Hedayat

Schimmel and Stars
Annemarie Schimmel
By Madame Bayaz

Firdowsi lynched in Granada
The ship's bell rang for Firdowsi in his blue underpants
By Kristopher Kolumbus

Pala & Sten
Short story
By Pooyan Sadeghi

Qesseyeh maast
Short story
By Namdar Nasser

The little tyrant in us
Unwritable Story
By Abbas Mehdibeigi

Band-Aids
Short story
By Sanaz Fotouhi

The Race
Short story
By Siamak Vossoughi

Washed over Roman ruins
Firdowsi bought me a three-dollar chop choy from the bargin menu
By Kristopher Kolumbus

In Color
You this month
By Madam Bayaz

Seh revaayat
On death of writers
By Majid Roshangar

Death of a philosopher
Story
By Bahram Dean

Kafka va Internet
Getting the message out
By Hossein Nushazar

Not just the wounds
They robbed my son of his spirit, of his soul
By Banafsheh Dastyari

Fruition
All is love
By Torang Asadi

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