“Stranger,” Saturday Night Reader (March 11, 2015) [329 words] Sejal discovers a strange creature in her bedroom at night. Her mother warned her about strangers.
"The Merger: A Romantic Comedy of Intergalactic Business Negotiations, Indecipherable Emotions, and Pizza," The Book Smugglers (June 23, 2015) [6396 words] Paresh and Sita are a loving married couple who share a (mostly) pleasant and uneventful life. That is, if you don’t count Sita’s cooking experiments with turkey chili pizza (don’t ask). All that changes one evening, when Paresh is approached by a gelatinous, horned blob-alien from outer space who makes a lucrative offer that Paresh and Sita literally cannot refuse (or else the world is, well, kaput).