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“Packing for Iraq,” by Hidani Ditmars from

;I was staying at this hotel in Gaza. I had to leave early in the morning so I borrowed a hair dryer from the hotel. In the middle of the night there was a loud knocking at the door. The hotel needed the hair dryer. There was an American woman who had just arrived and said she needed a hair dryer. I had the hotel’s only one.

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Grant Barrett