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1.

Why should childhood end in citizenship?

"Are you a, uh, special child?"

2.

Is it true that they killed your unborn sister to conceive you?

3.

"You mean, you escaped the time square? I don't think you even reached there."

I'll tell you what's more difficult than to break the time's wall: finding the courage to tie your goddamn shoes every single day till the end of your line.

4.

Why did you make 'The Eye Sight?'

Are you still looking, silently?

5.

"The wreckage of old ships . . . and our broken friends, they were burning posts of light."




Salik Shah is the founding editor of Mithila Review. His poetry, fiction and non-fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Strange Horizons, Asimov’s Science Fiction and Juggernaut, among other publications. You can find him on Twitter: @salik.
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