Feedback : Major issues with the lexicon here. In fact, the diction and lexicon used here, when seen together with the setting of the story leave a big gap - akin to some sort of cognitive dissonance. Consider this example - "farming-shaarming." When Rushdie uses such constructions it is to describe English speakers still assimilated in the local culture. Here, that is not the case at all. Here "farming-shaarming" is a completely dishonest, unauthentic insertion that is not even clever.
Title: Edge of the Village by Jawahara Saidullah
Link : http://openroadreview.com/edge-of-the-village-by-jawahara-saidullah/
Date : 16/05/2013

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Shanti Perez received her M.F.A. and Post-Masters Certificate in the Teaching of Writing from Eastern Washington University. She is currently fiction editor at Open Road Review and was an assistant editor for Willow Springs. Her work has been published in PANK Magazine, Denver Syntax and RiverLit Magazine, to name a few. She is twice champion of The Pacific Northwest Inlander’s 101-Word Flash Fiction Contest.