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Hope you are keeping safe during these times. We are glad you landed on this little magazine of ours. The Bombay Review publishes a steady mix of literary pieces online, conducts events in more than 30 countries, and works on literature development projects in Asia, Africa and the Middle East. More about us here.
We have quite a few interesting pieces of short fiction for you this month. Yes, we went monthly to accommodate more work that we could not publish earlier. Some of the stories here were in our long-list of different editions and anthology. Watch this space for more new fiction in the August, 2020 issue. Happy reading!
August | Fiction
I didn’t know if I was ready for it. It was all new to me. Or maybe it was too much all at once. I tried to understand what my wife was going through, like… More
Tara there, Tara here. I’m kneeling with the balls of my heels propped up against my butt, on the cold stone floor in a corner of the Paro Dzong. It is separated from the main… More
‘Phew!’ Ivy shuffles into the seat opposite Andrew, who looks up and smiles. ‘Made it,’ she says. After high-fiving him across the table, she turns her gaze to the platform outside. She pulls a hair… More
for Navneet Sethi My father lowered his neck, dipped his shoulders, and emerged out of the tin door, a foot lower than his height of five feet two inches. A broad and muscular chest straightening… More
‘Where is the purifier?’ asked the assistant commissioner. ‘The purifier?’ the junior officer responded. ‘Yes, what else?’ ‘Oh, the air purifier…’ ‘I told you, a week ago.’ ‘Yes, sir. I didn’t forget. By tomorrow–?’ ‘No,… More
Ruchir often spent his quiet summer vacations in Darbhanga, the place of his maternal grandparents. It was on a hot and dusty midsummer day of 2020 that he laid his hands on the decomposing paperback,… More
I feel it shift inside me, this wild, furred thing that has uncurled itself from the slumberous warmth of my belly and climbed the rungs of my ribcage to settle within my chest. For weeks… More
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