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The Djinn Prince in America: A Microepic in 9 Tracks

by on Aug 2, 2011 in Poetry | 0 comments

by Saladin Ahmed 1: Astronomy and that dude across the street The sky is a lonely shade of cobalt, the color of television spied through the windows of an ex-lover.  A hard sliver of day-moon is visible, a wickedly curved bit of impossible silver like the manicured sci-fi fingernail of...

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The Faithful Soldier, Prompted

by on Nov 8, 2010 in Short Fiction | 0 comments

By Saladin Ahmed If I die on this piece-of-shit road, Lubna’s chances die with me. Ali leveled his shotgun at the growling tiger. In the name of God, who needs no credit rating, let me live! Even when he’d been a soldier, Ali hadn’t been very religious. But facing death brought the old...

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