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“Bashi Ja-lut”

by Dev Hathaway

Every morning, on waking up in a sweat and blinking his eyes, Kudazi would turn to his cellmate and exclaim, “Ah Bajak, we are here,” meaning no longer in another of his terrifying dreams. Bajak would grunt at this old familiarity. After a minute of picking at his little spot on the wall, he would say with barely veiled noninterest, “What, whips again? Beatings with a tire iron?”

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