Short Stories

Short works of fiction


Is it inattention from others that makes us vague and distant? A scene from a restaurant.

Mother Tongue

Jinku stays by her dying mother’s side nine weeks, then finds a stack of journals written in her mother’ native tongue, a language in which she only ever heard her mother speak two words.


“She politely declines, preferring to spend her days in the soft sunlight, arranging the weary roses…” Inspired by the poem by Sylvia Plath.

In Arms

A young mother fights to overcome her hopelessness and make sense of the terror surrounding her, in the midst of a Maoist civil war in the writer’s home country.