Monthly Archives: December 2012

“Parakeet”
by Nicole Haroutunian

When he was a boy in Iran, my father avenged the deaths of a flock of pigeons by dashing out the brains of a cat. He’d made pets of the birds, fed them stale lavash, felt comforted by their throaty coos. Seeing them afterwards—bodies separated from wings, bits of beak, tips of toes scattered in ...