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  CALIBRATE FOR EFFECT
We went because he said he wanted something light. We went to the botanical garden because we were avoiding where we would end up anyway
 
 
  SOMEBODY LIKE ME
I am happy. That’s what I say when people ask me, “How are you?” I could say that I am not sad but I don’t want to look like a pessimist.
 
 
  THE BLACK WIDOW
After the poetry reading, after the hours of rum and cola and courtesy, the black widow stands before the mirror and takes her adornments off one by one. She unpins her hair. She had put it up during the party ...
 
 
  BLACK SO
Stretched out on the deck chair by the poolside looking at the stars, the voice had startled Aparna. “Is all right if I sit down by you?” The words were slurred.
 
 
  THERE IS A LIZARD ON THIS BUS
Weary, at the end of your day, you enter an evening bus. You attach seamlessly with the rest of flesh in the vehicle. Tch, tch, someone inevitably makes this sound, tch, tch, as you step on that someone’s shoes. Tch, tch, as you crash onto the back ...
 
 
 
was published in November 2016
 
 
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Fiction
    Flash Fiction
    Short Story
Non-Fiction
    Essay
    Interview
    Narrative
Poetry
 
 
 
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THERE IS A LIZARD ON THIS BUS
Weary, at the end of your day, you enter an evening bus. You attach seamlessly ...
 
SHOOTING AT SHARKS
In the summer of 1966 we went by ship from East Pakistan to West Pakistan. We ...
 
 
 
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