Jason Makansi lives in St. Louis, MO, USA. His fiction has been accepted by the Amazon Shorts program, and his short stories have been published in Marginalia; Mizna: Prose, Poetry, and Art Exploring Arab America; Big Buddy: A Journal of the Mississippi River Valley; and Rainbow Curve. He has also published three non-fiction books, the latest being Lights Out: The Electricity Crisis, the Global Economy, and What It Means to You, through John Wiley & Sons.
On a long stretch of Indonesian highway between the cities of Surabaya and Paiton, Omar Bradley Jordan finally found the third world. He sang to himself, the words escaping his lips softly, “how did I get here?”
“Sorry?” the driver of his taxi limo answered.
“Nothing, nothing. I was talking to myself.”