Fiction

Dream from Ettayapuram

Venkatesh is doing well now that he is out of the hospital. The burns were only minor and can barely be seen, except on his thigh where the acid spilled. He is in good spirits and speaks often about you, asking constantly when you will arrive to see us. I tell him...

Dream from Ettayapuram

Venkatesh is doing well now that he is out of the hospital. The burns were only minor and can barely be seen, except on his thigh where the acid spilled. He is in good spirits and speaks often about you, asking constantly when you will arrive to see us. I tell him...

War Stories

He was one of the last few people on the streets. As he walked with hurried steps toward the subway station, the young man heard the crashing noise of an iron grate being yanked across a storefront. Otherwise the night was still. Even the Salvation Army bell-ringers...

The Game

Priya hugged the receiver to her ear, savoring the sound of the metallic “brrrrrng, brrrrrng.” Without closing her eyes, she could imagine her grandparents hearing the first ring. They would decide who would run the other end of the large house (where the...

The Evil Lesbian Spirit

When they found out that Sunita was a lesbian, everyone in her family reacted in their own way. Her mother told her to drink some hot ginger tea and take the heating pad out of the closet. She thought a lesbian was a girl with a painful menstrual cycle. All the women...