Author Archives: mixedbag

About mixedbag

Amateur Fiction writer, coffee snob, word nerd, Hufflepuff.

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 »