12 Short-short Stories for the Shortest Day of the Year

For the shortest day of the year, 12 shortish short stories for your reading pleasure:

images (2)ALGERIA

Bloodred Dew,” Mohammed Dib, trans. C. Dickson

EGYPT

The Battle of the Rabbits,” Muhammed Mustajab, trans. Qisasukhra

IRAQ

The Logic of Birds,” Luay Hamza Abbas, trans Yasmeen Hanoosh

IRAQ/ISRAEL

Tantal,” Samir Naqqash, trans. Shakir Mustafa

LEBANON

God, It’s as Though You’re Sewing a Dress For a Flea,” Hanan al-Shaykh, trans. Randa Jarrar

LIBYA

The Teacher,” Ibrahim al-Koni, trans. Elliott Colla

MOROCCO

Men Have All the Luck,” Mohamed Choukri, trans. Paul Starkey

PALESTINE

Silence,” Adania Shibli, trans. Randa Jarrar

SAUDI ARABIA

Oil Field,” Mohammad Hasan Alwan, trans. Peter Clark

SUDAN

In the Long Shadows,” Jamal Mahjoub

SYRIA

The Pride of Garbage,” Osama Alomar, trans. the author with C.J. Collins.

TUNISIA

The Way to Poppy Street,” Rachida el-Charni, trans. Piers Amodia

Yes, this also ran last year on Dec. 21. Although last year, we had “Silent Ones,” Zakaria Tamer, trans. Ibrahim Muhawi in Syria.

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