Nishant Batsha


Fiction

I Saw a Dream // TriQuarterly 

Back then they were giving people really strong sleeping pills to keep them from waking throughout the night. Before he left, John gave them to me and said that I should keep them somewhere safe, just in case.

When you’re married long enough, it’s hard to hide things. [pause]

I found him the next morning.


An Offering
 // [PANK] Magazine

“I’m tired. I just got off a flight, actually. I’m not sure why mom scheduled all this,” Kris paused and waved his hand towards the temple, “on the day I arrived.”

“Any day is a good day for a puja. Any day is a good day for God.”

“I guess,” Kris said, pausing to stifle a frown. “I mean, of course.”