Babel, a new fiction online at Conjunctions

"Babel," a new short fiction, is online at conjunctions.com. Here are the first couple of lines:
A student near the aisle in the middle of the auditorium stood up and walked out just then, looking down at the phone in his hand, and, for that instant and as though in reverence, the little man paused in his speech and lowered his gaze. He said nothing.