No, I’m not. Not a bad girl. But Mama said so because she calls me brain-scattered. But you never say it, you call me pretty and say I am smart and good girl, like my no-name doll. I read in my homework book: She Sells Seashells by the Seashore. I imagine the sea. Waves kiss-kiss-kiss the shore. Blue waves like ghee in the pan. Sun making diamond marks on the water, like … [Read more...]
Surya K. Kalsi
Surya K. Kalsi , lives in Napa, CA with his wife and two dogs. His novella Ghost Notes is due November 2013. He is also currently at work on a novel called Somerset, about a ”stove junker” in northeastern, PA.
S.K. Kalsi’s work fuses style and substance to create stories of uncommon emotional resonance and power.
Father never told mother about the secret. She discovered it from aunty G. who only told her because she wanted mother to feel bad. When father came home from the office mother was in their bedroom. Brother lay asleep in the crib. Father cried, “Hello?” Hello?” and rubbed my head while I sat on the sofa watching cartoons. He entered the bedroom and saw mother lying face down … [Read more...]