Shirindokht Nourmanesh – May I Have a Word?

Our most recent edition wouldn’t have been possible without the terrific work of Transportation’s Iranian editor, the delightful Shirindokht Nourmanesh: writer, scholar, poet, artist. Shirindokht lectures at San Jose State University in California, and is the author of two collection of short stories published in Persian.
We are rapt to include one of Shrindokht’s stories, ‘May I Have A Word?’ in THE THIRD SCRIPT. This is a beautifully written and moving story. It is profoundly sad. You can hear the story in part, in her own words, here.