Basic Training

Fiction Mahreen Sohail

Two months ago, our mother was admitted to the Noor Hospital for People Who Need Organs and New Teeth. My sister and I had just finished donating blood and were in the parking lot of the hospital, both of us sitting in our car with the doors open, taking great gulping breaths of fresh air to  [...]

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Issue 24



Spring 2016


Mahreen Sohail received her MFA from Sarah Lawrence College. A 2014 Charles Pick South Asia Writing Fellow at the University of East Anglia, she lives in Pakistan.


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