Short Stories

Cover art by D. Robert Pease

‘The Dancing Girl’ (December 2018), a short story prequel set in the world of Nillu’s novel All the Tomorrows, about Ruhi and Jaya before they became married women. Available in e-book only.

Ruhi is eighteen years old and determined to pave her own path through life, not such an easy thing in 1970s India. Her choices are not always her own, especially with a mother who rules the roost with cutting remarks and a whack from her rolling pin. Yet when an unwelcome houseguest reveals a family secret, Ruhi may have found the key to her freedom.



Cover art by D. Robert Pease

‘Painted Truths and Prayer Beads’ initially appeared in Mosaics 2: An Anthology of Independent Women  (May 2016) and is now an e-book in its own right.

Malek is forced to flee Uganda with her two sons in the 1970s and finds herself deposited in London. There, she must start anew. Joyce has everything she wants, or so it seems to those on the outside. Her made up face and pretty window boxes betray what really goes on at home. One night Joyce and Malek’s worlds collide, and in the inferno that follows, they must decide whether to make a stand for what matters most.


Cover art by D. Robert Pease

‘The Tombstone Man and the Coming of the Tigress’ originally appeared in UnCommon Origins (June 2016) and UnCommonly Good (April 2017). It is now an e-book in its own right.

Jermaine Wyoming lives in a cemetery, isolated from the world, obsessed with the idea of replacing the memories of his harrowing childhood with new ones. Lana Norse is seventeen years old and suffers from a debilitating disease that promises to rob her of her future. Jermaine and Lana’s fates intertwine as the boundaries of their worlds blur and it becomes difficult to tell what’s real from what is not.