‘Formations’, the winning story in Asian Writer 2018

Rukmini wills herself to stay lying on the sofa.  Om, Om Shanti, she chants. The ghosts dance, screaming in a frenzy, wild shapes tearing at her eyelids, at her mind. Voices calling out as if to say, ‘Come with us. We have come from far; we will take you away. Come….’...

‘Marriage’

“Is it already morning?” Ram asked. Sita was shuffling to the bathroom.“My morning,” she said, as she fiddled with the doorknob, “you can keep sleeping.” He watched her as she twisted the knob one way and then the other. She leaned against the door as if to push it,...

Flash fiction in Apocrypha and Abstractions

After I Vanished It took me a while to realise that people weren’t able to hear me. I would be standing with a group of friends, and let’s say we would be discussing holidays. I would start, ‘I’m going to Tuscany this summer. Anyone else been there?’ but there would...

‘Childhood’

Published in Spring 2015 issue of Asia Literary...

‘The Boxes’

Bones are solid, but there are sections where a single stroke is enough to severe a femur from the rest of the mass. Lessons from the days of serving in the army. Memories flood back and you get quicker, more efficient. Within a couple of hours, you are halfway...