Three Short Stories by Osama Alomar

Never before published fiction by Syrian writer-in-residence Osama Alomar, from The Teeth of the Comb and Other Stories.

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This is How I Remember It

“This is how I remember it, Bisi. This is how you left me: you pulled on your dress. You slipped on your shoes. You grabbed your bag. You picked up your phone. You walked out of the door.”

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Four Suitcases

“We know we’re going to America, but what am I supposed to do about it now?”

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The Graveyard Conversation

“You, righteous man! Do you remember how I gulped you up in just one bite?” Fiction from Syrian writer Mohammad Habeeb.

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An Excerpt from Fairuz by Nawzat Shamdin

“A girl’s honor is like this glass. Anything can break it. Nothing will ever fix it.”

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Fiction

  • This is How I Remember It

    “This is how I remember it, Bisi. This is how you left me: you pulled on your dress. You slipped on your shoes. You grabbed your bag. You picked up your phone. You walked out of the door.”

    Read more...