Read my first John Banville and Alice Munro, and my first Jhumpa Lahiri novel.
Author: Amita Basu
I'm a writer based in Bangalore, India.
[Image credit] This 100-word story was originally published in Fairfield Scribes Issue #27. *** Up and down the condo tower mid-desert, pipes dripped, taps leaked, and toilets dribbled. The residents, paying a flat-rate water bill, whistled about their days. The background watermusic trickled gently on. The activist/artist watched, then began a performance piece at the […]
This 100-word story was originally published in Fairfield Scribes Issue #28. *** Chanchal’s always complaining about her university. The class sizes are unmanageable, the dress code ridiculous for a professor, and administrative duties leave no time for research. She applies everywhere. She can’t wait to tell her colleagues she’s got another job. She won’t flaunt […]
[Image credit] This story was originally published in Proem Vol. 2 (2020), available in print only. At dusk, the old man jogs slowly to a halt. He’s been jogging an hour. Three laps around the park. He’s slow. Many young walkers overtake him. But those young ’uns tire after one lap. Then they climb on […]
What if you could store, and buy, and sell time, as you can money? Is youth really wasted on the young — and could we use our time better if we got more of it later?
[Image credit] This microstory was originally published in OPEN Journal of Arts and Letters. *** I speedwalk down the tessellated concrete tiles. I’m bored stiff, but my headclock says I’ve only twenty minutes left. I never bring a watch: that makes me impatient. I never count laps: that makes me rush. Round and round the […]
Monthly Review: April 2023
A month of endings and beginnings.
Monthly Review: March 2023
An eventful month. Also got a bit of reading and writing done.
Flash story set in Company Garden, Allahabad
Monthly Review: February 2023
A slowish month. Problems to fix. But got a couple of new experiences.