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A Smidge of Wisdom

"A gift is pure when it is given from the heart to the right person at the right time and at the right place, and when we expect nothing in return."

---Bhagavad Gita

my short stories and flash pieces

Listed by order of publication (newest to oldest):

Short story titled, The Rules of Mending, wins SECOND PLACE in the 2013 Marguerite McGlinn Fiction Award and will be published in Philadelphia Stories (PRINT - forthcoming)

Short story titled, Disappearing, selected for THIRD PLACE by the 2013 Pen Parentis Fellowship Awards

Short story titled, Chrysalis, selected for THIRD PLACE by the 2013 Pen Parentis Fellowship Awards

Short story titled, The Mythology of Frogs, wins FIRST RUNNER-UP in 2013 7th Annual Flash Fiction Contest (abqArts)

Short story titled, The Discrepancy Equation, selected by &Now Awards, to be published in THE &NOW AWARDS 2: The Best Innovative Writing,, Spring 2013

Short story titled, A Binturong Named Vithi, published in the Taj Mahal Review,, Summer 2012 (PRINT)

Short story titled, The Flight of Wings, published in Puerto del Sol, Spring 2012 (PRINT)

Flash titled, The Cigarette, wins the Alibi's flash fiction contest, Freeform category, Spring 2012 (PRINT and ONLINE)

Short story titled, Wanda's Big Adventure, published in New Plains Review, Spring 2012

Short story titled, Sweet Custard, published in Gargoyle, Spring 2012 (PRINT)

Flash fiction titled, No One Left, published in Used Furniture Review, Spring 2012 (ONLINE)

Essay titled, Internalizing Existence, published in Sheepshead Review, Winter 2011(PRINT)

Flash fiction titled, Chennai, India, published in Monday Night Lit, Summer 2011 (PRINT AND ONLINE)

Short story titled, Ladies Special, winner of Whidbey's Student Choice Award for July, Summer 2011 (ONLINE)

Essay titled, Sticks and Stones and the Fourth of July, published in StyleSubstanceSoul.com, Summer 2011 (ONLINE)

Short story (reprint) titled, The Reincarnation of Chamunda, published in Out of Print Magazine, Summer 2011 (ONLINE)

Personal essay titled, No Ordinary Bird, published in Poets & Writers Magazine, Summer 2011 (PRINT)

Prose poem titled, Variations on a Blossoming Marriage, published in Monkeybicycle, Spring 2011 (PRINT)

Flash fiction titled, Cannibalism, published in Sierra Nevada Review, Spring 2011 (PRINT)

Short story titled, The X Game, published in Kerouac's Dog Magazine, Winter 2011 (PRINT)

Short story titled, Why Won't You?, published in Bartleby Snopes, Winter 2011 (PRINT)

Short story titled, Boris, published in Fantastique Unfettered, Winter 2010 (PRINT)

Flash fiction titled, Superheroes, published in Pank, Winter 2010 (ONLINE)

Flash fiction titled, Pro Choice, published in Bananafish Magazine, Winter 2010 (ONLINE)

Short story titled, The Glass Sphere, published in The First Line, Winter 2010 (PRINT)

Flash fiction titled, His Appliances, published in > kill author, Winter 2010 (ONLINE)

Short story titled, Pancake Race, published in Midwest Literary Magazine (Bearing North), Winter 2010 (PRINT)

Flash fiction titled, A Note on the Fridge, published in the anthology Daily Flash: 365 Days of Flash Fiction, 2011 (Pill Hill Press)

Flash fiction titled, The Rodeo Clown, published in Jersey Devil Press, Fall 2010 (ONLINE)

Short story titled, Have You Seen Me?, published in Word Riot, Fall 2010 (ONLINE)

Short story titled, Cryo, published in The Moon Milk Review, Fall 2010 (ONLINE)

Short story titled, The Discrepancy Equation, published in decomP magazinE, Fall 2010 (ONLINE)

Flash fiction titled, Model #3, published in Smokelong Quarterly, Fall 2010 (ONLINE)

Short story titled, The Pictures in the Frames, published in Bartleby Snopes, Summer 2010 (ONLINE)

Flash fiction titled, Shark Fin Curry, published in the anthology Caught by Darkness, 2011 (Static Movement Press)

Prose poem titled, The Art of Memory, published in the Camroc Press Review, Summer 2010 (ONLINE) - NOMINATED FOR BEST OF THE NET 2011

Short story titled, Cornucopia, published in The Legendary, Summer 2010 (ONLINE)

Short story titled, Anand's First Birthday, published in the Grey Sparrow Journal, Summer 2010 (PRINT and ONLINE)

Flash fiction titled, Mom's Club, published in Blink | Ink, Summer 2010 (PRINT)

Short story titled, The Reincarnation of Chamunda, published in Straylight Magazine, Fall 2009 (PRINT)

Short story titled, Whatcha Bid, published in the Concho River Review, Spring 2009 (PRINT)

Short story titled, Thathaka, Boothaka, published in the Cream City Review, Spring 2007 (PRINT)

Excerpt from Fifteen Telephones, published in the Chicago Quarterly Review, Winter 2005 (PRINT)