J. Malcolm Garcia
J. Malcolm Garcia’s work has been published in the Virginia Quarterly Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, and Post Road, among other publications. His essay “War Costs” appeared in the Missouri Review in 2006. 
Jul 08 2011
Lay of The Land
Kabul, Afghanistan, November 2001
From my bed I hear Bro and our other translators laughing downstairs.
I slip on my clothes without bathing. We have little power, and the water never warms. I have decided to hold out against the frigid shower for days if necessary, until I can no longer stand my funky self. I run downstairs and warm water for coffee on the kitchen hotplate.
Jun 01 2006
As my U.N. flight from Islamabad taxis to a stop at Kabul International Airport, I see Masood and Wahob waiting for me behind the wire gate of the parking lot….Together the two of them took me for four hundred dollars the last time I was there.