A short-short story set in Mongolia? Why, of course.

Akashic Books asked its NOIR series contributors for short-short stories — 750 words — for their website. I couldn’t resist so I set mine in and around Ulan Bataar, Mongolia. Here’s the link. The Republic of Mongolia, by the way, bears the same relationship to Inner Mongolia as Mexico does to New Mexico. The former are independent nations; the latter, states of other nations. (The U.S., and China.)

To refresh your memory:

In the city, Ulan Bataar, turn your back on this:

view from bayangol hotel

and you’ll see this:


Out in the countryside, there’s this:

ger camp

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