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    I drift into the shady joint, nothing else to do, and watch a few sharks perform their torque on green felt. Not my game though.

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  • Shame

    Memories which horrify her on cold, sober walks still tick somewhere in her blood. At night, the rejected words sometimes run over her skin like a wave; she is still somehow primed for them.

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  • Humans of the Serengeti

    By branding the entire landscape as forever natural and unchanging, we are recreating it in the conservationist ideal. What we are actually conserving, however, is a mere figment of modern imagination.

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  • Desi Girl

    This is a blueprint for dating as an Indian girl in America. This will tell you everything you need to know to secure a husband who likes his rotis perfectly round and his wife perfectly thin.

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  • The Daughters

    Today would be better, she told herself. The Basque country sunshine was already golden with promise.

#Lunch Break Fiction

  • Trip to India

    I looked out the taxi window at the pouring rain. Monsoon season was never fun. We always came to India in the winter so as to avoid the scorching summer heat.

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  • Litro # 158: Reflections (12/7/2016) - Cover Art: by Andrew Smith Contents: Letter from the Editor Eric Akoto Apis by Jeanne Panfely Desi Girl by Namrata Verghese What Do You Carry And How Are You Keeping Read More
  • Litro #158: Reflections: Letter from Editor (12/7/2016) - If ever there was a year that needed careful Reflection 2016 is certainly that year.....
  • My Wife’s Novel (12/6/2016) - It could reasonably be said that I’ve always been a champion of refinement. I pause before the final chapter to indulge a thought: is my wife’s novel the story of Read More
  • I Wanted to Catch a Whale (12/6/2016) - These memories keep me up at night, eat me up inside. The fireflies in my jar have flickered out the last of their light.
  • KULFIWALA (12/6/2016) - We were just outside the building and I was looking for her. She was wearing a green saree the color of parrots. But there was no sign of Mother.
  • Giant (12/6/2016) - Sometimes when I was on the subway platform, when my heart was beating really fast, the train would come roaring down the tracks and the ground would shake beneath us, Read More
  • Tidelines (12/6/2016) - I didn't want to be rescued, or drowned either. I was up and down like the marks on my arms and that felt OK, and that was it really.
  • What do you carry and how are you keeping (12/6/2016) - Written in 31 pieces during her 31st year, this essay attempts to address a series of anxieties about place by collecting every ticket stub received by the author in 2015.


  • Apis

    “I imagine my reflection is another woman, a strange creature who can float next to my window, and keep pace with a speeding train. Some kind of witch. Her expression is blank.”


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