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A State of Disobedience by Tom Kratman

By Tom Kratman

It's Time to recollect the Alamo in all places Again-Here Comes the Second Texan Revolution!
In the lengthy struggle opposed to terrorism, the U.S. executive had taken on amazing powers. And now that the conflict was once received, strong forces within the executive had no goal of relinquishing these powers. As in 1860, the rustic was once at the verge of civil conflict. And as in 1860, a pace-setter arose to avoid wasting the country-but it used to be no longer the President this time. as a substitute, the Governor of Texas used to be the lady of future. . . .

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But after Ponneh cut her hand that day, Reza sat beside her and sang bits of a French song that Saba had shown him a few days before. “Le Mendiant de l’Amour” became popular in Iran because of its easy-to-mimic chorus and manic Persian-sounding melody.  . “That’s not what it means,” shot Saba, feeling personally injured by Reza’s blatant mistranslation, by his awful accent, and his lovely voice. ’ It’s French. ” She wanted to repeat her point, but didn’t want to be accused of showing off again.

How much earth, Saba asked me once after the big loss of half her family. How many scoops of my teaspoon would get me all the way from here to there? She held that spoon poised against the earth as if she were ready to start digging to her sister. She knew just how to break my heart. “He isn’t paid enough,” Mahtab said that day about the Sun and Moon Man. ” And Saba knew it was true, because at the end of every tale, the storyteller is required to do the truth-and-lies poem, the one that rhymes “yogurt” and “yogurt soda” (maast and doogh) with “truth” and “lies” (raast and doroogh).

Saba replies with shy smiles and nods. It is their private routine. Later, Ponneh accused Saba of excluding her again, revealing their secret pantry, and showing off in English. Saba accused Ponneh of cutting her hand on purpose, not truly caring about the music, and stealing her song. But in a world without Mahtab, Saba can’t last long without a best friend. Soon more important things distracted them. Ponneh discovered that with the right color chalk, she could draw 48 a t e a spoon of e a rth a n d se a entire scenes on the inside of an old white chador.

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