Short stories by Shruti Swamy.

The winner of two O. Henry Awards, Shruti Swamy's work has appeared in The Paris Review, the Kenyon Review Online, Prairie Schooner, and elsewhere. In 2012, she was Vassar College's 50th W.K. Rose Fellow, and has been awarded residencies at the Millay Colony for the Arts, Blue Mountain Center, and Hedgebrook. She is a Kundiman fiction fellow, a 2017 – 2018 Steinbeck Fellow at San Jose State University, and a recipient of a 2018 grant from the Elizabeth George Foundation. Her book A House Is a Body was shortlisted for the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Short Story Collection, and her novel The Archer is forthcoming.

Listing 2 stories.

As flames from a forest fire creep closer to her home, and her own daughter burns from fever, an Indian-American mother has ten minutes to decide what to keep and what to leave behind.

A contemporary Indian housewife’s peace is broken when she notices that her dog is locked in a dance to the death with a cobra.