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Dumpster Kitten

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Dumpster Kitten

By Suleika Jaouad

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My nomadic childhood as the self-anointed Mother Teresa of stray animals

find the half-dead kitten behind a dumpster on my way back from the school bus. It lays motionless on the pavement, eyes sealed shut, gasoline-smeared fur glistening a burnt orange under the scorch of the Mediterranean sun. I scoop the kitten between cupped palms, careful to support its lolling head, and walk to the house.

In the heat, the white-domed roof shimmers; the sound of waves slapping sand beckon cool in the distance. I retrieve my tool kit and get to work in the courtyard, where palm fronds offer shade, mixing formula into a silky smooth consistency and filling the three-milliliter syringe. Cont

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Life Interrupted

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Life Interrupted

Suleika’s dreams of becoming a foreign correspondent and traveling to North Africa to report on the revolutions taking place there were cut short by cancer. Instead, she decided to start reporting from the front lines of her hospital bed on a different kind of revolution: the one taking place inside of her.

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