NORTHEAST OHIO SPOTLIGHT
On "Erarrat's Apples" by Karim Ragab
by Laura Maylene Walter
When I came across “Erarrat’s Apples” in our submission queue, the story’s weirdness immediately won me over. Here, we have a character who confronts his own existential void by consuming everything he can get his hands on: from cake to kimchee, coins, keys, copper, and gemstones. He is ravenous and yet empty; he cannot solve the problem of this internal bottomless pit no matter what or how much he devours.