Yearly Archives: 2019

The Firefighter

Fire covers the pine forest in copper hues, lighting up his eyes as he fights it. At home his palms sweat. There are unpaid bills, his wife didn’t get that… Read more »

The Caretaker

I feel naked without kohl rimming my eyes. Amma’s dementia is getting worse; I’ve forgotten myself. The vegetable vendor asks, “You okay, didi? Were you crying?” I smile. No one… Read more »

The Family

We’re in position when the prospective buyers arrive. My husband has his arm around me. Our beautiful kids parrot pleasantries. It’s perfect. Later, the realtor pays us. Back at my… Read more »