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Fiction

2005

A twist of fate
Part (1) (2) (3)
Story of love, betrayal and destiny
Daniel Zangeneh

Firoozeh
165 kisses tall
Sheida Mohamadi

For the life of a butterfly
Short story
Afsan Azadi

The Patriot
Painting Dr. Mossadegh
Reza Karimi

Eshghe siaah
Old married Iranian man + affair with Black woman = Heaven
Cyrous Moradi

A twist of fate
Story of love, betrayal and destiny, Part 1
Daniel Zangeneh

Khaakestari
When a wolf falls in love with a dog
Parviz Forghani

Flame
It is 1953, following the nationalisation of the Anglo Iranian Oil Company
Ghazi Rabihavi

Bekhaatere yek joft sibil
Shaving off Shah-era moustache
Mohammad Hossainzadeh

The clouds
I'll always wonder how it looks when it's a man who was not born in America
Siamak Vossoughi

The poet's visit
Short story
Nahid Rachlin

Girl behind the window
Short story
Saeed Tavakkol

Wish upon you
Short story
Afsan Azadi

An Iranian in New York
Part 1
Sara Bozorg

Sedaaye Amrikaa
Going for an interview at Voice of America studios in Los Angeles
Shahriar Zahedi

Hearing hello
Iran travel diary
Shadi Bahar

Napoleon mon amoure
Part 5: The Zoroastrian professor
Sarvenaz

Gole gandom
Rolling in the hay
Mohammad Hossainzadeh

Khodkoshi dar Los Angeles
Suicide in L.A.
Cyrous Moradi

Forces of attraction
Short story
Nahid Rachlin

Dar Jostojooye eshgh
Short story
Namdar Nasser

Napoleon mon amoure
Part 4: Breathless
Sarvenaz

The little man
A novel based on a true story
Abbas Kazerooni

Across the border
Short story
Afsan Azadi

Dr. Spock
Short Story
Namdar Nasser

Napoleon mon amour
Part 3: The Libertines’ Club in Nice
Sarvenaz

The put-put boat
No moving parts but lots of smoke, noise and angry neighbors
A.S. Mostafanejd

Napoleon mon amour
Part II: I am old enough to know that a little of something that gives you so much joy is better than none at all
Sarvenaz

Napoleon mon amour
Part 1: That is how much I love him. I rather see him with her more often than less without.
Sarvenaz

Gypsy
A short story
Saeed Tavakkol

Paykan 46
How would you feel if you sold your 30-year-old work hourse?
Cyrous Moradi

Stork
Short story
Afsan Azadi

Barg rizaan
Autumn in a Swedish suburb
Mohammad Hossainzadeh

Fairy lights
Short story
Ghazi Rabihavi

Winning your high, failing your exam
Short story
Maziar Shirazi

No U-turn
Short story
Zohreh Khazai Ghahremani

The man who saw double
From Gulistan-e Saadi
Translated Muhammad Nur Abdus Salam

A rose for the martyrs
Short story
Afsan Azadi

Zire pole Bahmanshir
Under Bahmanshir Bridge
Mohammad Hossainzadeh

Where have the men gone?
(All names in this article are fictitious)
Kambiz Naficy

When did I become so detached?
I’m sick of trying to sift through what is offered in the name of ancient tradition in order to find a fragment of my culture
Zohreh Khazai Ghahremani

My little girl's orange dress
A short story
Afsan Azadi

Pooste shir
Smoke from Oshnoo cigarettes filled the air as the ceiling fan hovered quietly
Mohammad Hossainzadeh

Golforooshe Khavaran
Cry of freedom beyond the graves
Mahmoud Khalili

Shahr-e Ashoub
Short story
P. Shabrang

Beer with a bang
A classic Canadian beer story
Laleh Behjat

The pleasant girl
Short story
Afsan Azadi

Nothing to begin with
I was born naked from all religions but your love
Sheema Kalbasi

The late potato
At five in the morning Mr Potato woke up in a sweat
Peyvand Khorsandi

There's a monkey in the back yard!
And to my amazement my mother responded by saying "Shahrokh, go do your homework"
Shahrokh Nikfar

An illusion called time
I would rather try to weave the threads of my own destiny and maintain the illusion of control then surrender whole
Arash Sayedi

The rifle
They waited for the orders to charge, the more zealous men whispering prayers and praises of the Imam
A.S.Mostafanejad

Suitable boy
I realize that present-day Iran and 19th century England have more in common than meets the eye. But at the end of the day, it is only a matter of perspective.

Homa Rastegar

Pipe dreams
Short story

Aryan Irooni

Marg paayaane kabootar neest
Remembering a great man

Nima Sheikhy

Three short stories
"Gorbeye gondegoo"
"Sage abiye jooyaaye naam"
"Do booghalamoon"
Mahshid Amirshahi

Hazyon
Short story
Shahriar Zahedi

Lady Rose
A short story
Ghazi Rabihavi

Razor
Short story
Shahriar Zahedi

Not so good
According to the many rules of our courtship, Houman was allowed to take me out only one night of the week
Jasmin Darznik

Shahr-e farang
I'm not a beggar
Shahriar Zahedi

Jacket over a cross
The jottings of Ali Mashangian
Peyvand Khorsandi

Khorramshahri Cinderella
I went up to her and said, "I know you." What a small world.
Azam Nemati

Raphael was a genius
Father addressing son
A.S. Mostafanejad

First time
Less than a day after arriving in Iran I can already see to what extent my visions of the country are realistic or sheer fantasy
Homa Rastegar

The peach tree
He is right. California is a good place. It is better than most places, to be precise. But California isn't home.
Roozbeh Shirazi

Story of a wasted Iranian
I'm the alpha male of this table, the alpha male of Spain, and as far as I'm concerned, the alpha 17-year-old of planet Earth
Maziar Shirazi

Human wave
He saw over his head the Air France Boeing 747-200 touch down at Mehrabad
Filipe Barini

Feudal lines
Excerpt from "The Quince Seed Potion"
Morteza Baharloo

Spot on
Marjane Satrapi's "Persepolis" serves as a reminder of this Islamic holocaust, voicing a persecuted generation's quest for civility
Omid Parsi

J
A review of Masood Khayyam's novel. "J"
Shahrnush Parsipur

Mohaajer
Meeting a stranger, an Iranian refugee, at Gothenburg's Brunns Park
Mohammad Hossainzadeh

There's no meter down there
Excerpt from "Embroideries"
Marjane Satrapi

Bileh dig, bileh choghondar
Extraordinary insight into the Iranian character
Mohammad Ali Jamalzadeh

Modernity & sexuality
Uncovering the gendered tropes of Iranian modernity
Afsaneh Najmabadi

There's no meter down there
Excerpt from "Embroideries"
Marjane Satrapi

Mohaajer
Meeting a stranger, an Iranian refugee, at Gothenburg's Brunns Park
Mohammad Hossainzadeh

A knack with a view
I looked in the mirror the person opposite was not really fit for work
Peyvand Khorsandi

Safar beh sarzamin-e maadari
I won't marry off my daughter to a pale-skinned European
Mohammad Hossainzadeh

Samadiyat-e Sayyad
Parviz Sayyad's book and statement in defense of Salman Rushdie
Ramin Kamran

The Adventures of Blue Boy
(for my daughter, Sabrina)
Kaveh L. Afrasiabi

Afsaaneh-haaye Irani-ye assr-e maa
Three short stories in a series by Mahshid Amirshahi
* Shabi dar mahfel-e jaanevaraan
* Shir va roobaahaan
* Magass-e nimeh daanaa

Found in translation
For Sam, the past lurked behind the meaning and shape of words and the future could be explored and measured with them
Farid Parsa

Phone with no ring
Satanic communication
Peyvand Khorsandi

Shabi dar Aten
One night in Athens
Mehran

Sham o gol o Parvaneh
Short story
Mohammad Hossainzadeh

Choob dosar talaa
Short story
Mohammad Hossainzadeh

Asbhaa va meh
Based on "Golden Arch"
Shokooh Mirzadegi

Old friends
I silently observe her diamond ring and the lovely shade of pink on her fingernails and push my gardener hands deep into my pockets
Zohreh Khazai Ghahremani

Rooz-e avval-e ghabr
Short story
Hossein Nushazar

Peanuts and pistachios
Another Iranian-American woman; another book
Peyvand Khorsandi

Alley of fate
Story
Azam Nemati

Dar setaayesh-e betaalat
Holiday culture in Iran
Mohammad Ghaed

As you wish
Excerpts from "A Persian Letter"
Nasser Shojania

From a distance
Winner, California Letter Home Contest
Zohreh Khazai Ghahremani

Letter home
Winner, California Letter Home Contest
Kathy Katayoon Hadizdeh

Adam and Eve
Short story
Arash Emamzadeh

Stockwell Station
Eid-e-shoma mobarak!
Peyvand Khorsandi

Zir-e Aseman
Short story
Mohammad Hossainzadeh

The day the sun never rose
For the children of Halabcha
Cklara Moradian

Nowruz-e barfi
Away from Iran
Sadaf Kiani

Ta'arof
A lie is no longer considered a sin when hospitality is the intention
Zohreh Khazai Ghahremani

Late love
I am looking at what I really am and what I see I do not like
J. E. Sharjahri

The voice of music
I saw society and watched my own existence through the eyes of something higher
O'meed Entezari

Just a lie... honest
She had me confused
Arash Emamzadeh

Mrs. Jung's bouquet of yellow flowers
Short story
Massoud Noghrehkar

Flower boy
Short story
P. Mirfakhraei

Igor
There are some things you just don’t say
Peyvand Khorsandi

Zanaan-e sarzamin-e man baa eshgh meemeerand
Dedicated to activist women
Mahmoud Khalili

Dars-e avval
Short story
Mohammad Hossainzadeh

Zen of tennis
88 instructions on tactics and strategy for tennis warriors in the tradition of Art of War
Kaveh L. Afrasiabi

The good neighbor
A film on the life of novelist Ahmad Mahmoud
Azam Nemati

The dream
Short story
Siamak Vossoughi

Haalat-e aad'dee
Short story
Elham Gheytanchi

Jamshid and the Lost Mountain of Light
Children's book
Howard Lee

Sanam
Short story
Mohammad Hossainzadeh

Remarkable, independent -- and incomplete
A taste of the 21st century female attorney
Neda

Joghdee keh khodaa bood
Dedictaed to the followers of the Imam
Mahshid Amirshahi

Rooz-e Shanbeh
Short story
Mohammad Hossainzadeh

Imagine...
President Shirazi
Mansour Djadali

Parpin flowers
Excerpt from a novel
Akbar Golrang

Words of a mad man
... or a man who has seen madness
Mehrouz Naimi

Raahi dar meh
Short story
Mohammad Hossainzadeh

The Taarof Project
The concept of Persian taarof can be described in three important components relating to speech act theory: Its social meaning, the intention of the speaker, and the effect of the act
Fatima Farideh Nejat

In the realm of reality
Based on a real dream
Saeed Tavakkol

The Parrot's Garden
Short story
Farrokh A. Ashtiani

Cien años de soledad
I thought that life offered so many intriguing true stories that one did not need to listen to fantasies woven by the deranged minds of the storytellers
Shahriar Zahedi

My journey with the Shahnameh
Turning Rostam into an American comic hero
Behrouz Bahmani

Mosaafer
Short story
Mohammad Hossainzadeh

The Iranican Dream
Introduction to a book of Iranian-American satire
Siamack Baniameri

Saba in Australia
Individual journey with Hafiz
Farid Parsa

In bed
Short story
Siamak Vossoughi

Cafe RaahAhan
Short story
Mohammad Hossainzadeh

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