Cover Photo: Illustration by Lindsay Stripling for Catapult
Illustration by Lindsay Stripling for Catapult

The Day Nothing Remarkable Happened

If he had remembered to meet her, it could have changed everything. What is uncertain is whether he would have been spared.

Saad had forgotten that he had meant to meet someone. So, as with most days, he went straight to the restaurant.

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Kamil Ahsan has a doctorate in Biology from the University of Chicago, and is currently a doctoral student in History at Yale. He is also a journalist and writer whose work has appeared or is forthcoming in Dissent, NPR, The Nation, LARBThe RumpusThe Millions, and Hobart among others. Follow him at @kamuleosaurus