Market at Basha

In the open spaces on the outskirts of cities and towns are the marketplaces, nebulosities that change in shape and size with the comings and goings of the sellers and buyers. Many of the marketplaces have been in existence since the dawn of civilization; the sand underfoot is mixed with the gold and blood that has been the excess of a million or more transactions.

Abu Setrak arrives in the morning. He shares strong coffee with his colleagues and familiars before commencing any business; politics, religion, and camel prices will be thoroughly thrashed before the sun rises ten degrees above the eastern horizon, and they will be interrupted only by the call to prayer. He has brought several fine camels to sell. With luck he will make enough for a down payment on a thirty-foot Winnebago he saw advertised in the Sunshine SmartShopper.


Title | Contents | Index | Author
Bedou || The Confusion of Time | Oasis | Market at Basha | Veils
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