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Caleb Klaces


A typical child feels dangerously.

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Painting over Aya Sofia

The painting is over a lot, and the light seeps through the high toothy windows. The mosaic is as fine as an angel's velvet wing, and the Islamic additions are sheer yellow, baby blue, black and gold.

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A translator who has a phobia of moths spent three years translating a book with a moth motif, and ended up knowing more about moths than the author of the original, who was merely fascinated.

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Language is her caravan

A boy and his sister stood on a frosty bank beside his metaphor, and a trapeze artist, lion tamer, cramped clean-faced clown drinking tea, practicing tricks, movement through frosted windows filled...

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The Sun in a Box

When I was younger I drafted a memory, imagining a game I had seen in the Argus catalogue. What would you need to construct spring? A slow heron with a crow holding on to its outstretched leg,...

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