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In this episode of the Strange Horizons podcast, editor Anaea Lay presents Rasha Abbas's “Judo | جو- دو”



Rasha Abbas is a Syrian short story writer, born in 1984 in Lattakia, Syria and currently based in Berlin. She has published two short story collections: Adam Hates Television (2008) and How German Grammar Was Invented (2016). Her third collection, The Gist of It, is to be published in December 2017.
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As far back as I could remember, Oma warned me about the bats. She said they would eat me if they found me exposed at night. But I knew the green light of the moon would protect me, even when I was still smaller than Oma.
The truth is: / she does not have to bend into a ceramic plate to carry us beautifully, & my father / isn't the hand that will break her.
the rattle of the rails, the shuffling-muttering of hundreds of passengers nestled in the one long limb of you
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