Category: South Asia

‘Honour’ by Ritika Pathak (India)

Short story selected for the 2011 New Asian Writing Short Story Anthology “Tell us about the events as you remember them, try and recount every detail, do not miss anything,” said the prosecution lawyer. She just stared ahead in front…

‘Thirst’ by Hardik Sharma (India)

Short story selected for the 2011 New Asian Writing Short Story Anthology Mrs. Dixit found it difficult to move around. At seventy, she had developed sores and the frequent back aches made it impossible for her to visit the market.…

‘One-Day Bride’ by Sunita Lama (India)

Short story selected for the 2011 New Asian Writing Short Story Anthology She walks down the aisle in her angelic beauty, hand in hand with the one she’s chosen to be her ‘man.’ She has hope; immense hope that life…

‘Mousetrap’ by Muhammad Ashfaq (Pakistan)

Short story selected for the 2011 New Asian Writing Short Story Anthology That a tiny little mouse would make my life hell without Nadia, I had never imagined. I thought it was more of a conspiracy than of a coincidence…

‘Good Luck Charm’ by Vibha Batra (India)

Short story selected for the 2011 New Asian Writing Short Story Anthology Like most girls, Shreya was crazy about shopping. Much as she loved stacking the shelves of her wardrobe with new buys, she was extremely attached to one particular…

‘A Home – Away from Home’ by Uma Balu (India)

Short story selected for the 2010 New Asian Writing Short Story Anthology It was a cool, pleasant evening. Birds were chirping happily and tiny squirrels were playing around. Lolita enjoyed listening to those delightful sounds of nature as she watered…