Author Archives: Kshyama

one day

i. where the river ends and empties into the sea, where the pebbles shift into sand, sit among the empty shells whose creatures left the homeless leaves, the water ghosts, the- you are for somebody a bag of salt, spilling … Continue reading

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worth it

i think i started to fall in love with the idea of love because of books. reading. the way stories wrote out that feeling. that sense of truth. sharedness. the faith in a moment. that it meant something – the … Continue reading

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Dad, What’s A Condom?

Check out my latest piece on nuance! Excerpt below; for full text, hit the link. Children’s sexual subjectivity matters. Why are we so scared to talk about it? “Dad, what’s a condom?” I walked into the small living room of our … Continue reading

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Other Garden

Introduction: This piece is one in a chronological series, set in a universe. Feel free to find the others here, and to browse through any companion piece, set in the same universe.  Witches 1. Three Frenemies 2. Fall Coven Meet 3. BeingLovedAgain 4. The Fourth Witch 6. The Three … Continue reading

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The Girl Made of Smoke and the Not-Boy

Introduction: This piece is one in a chronological series, set in a universe. Feel free to find the others here, and to browse through any companion piece, set in the same universe.  Witches 1. Three Frenemies 2. Fall Coven Meet 3. BeingLovedAgain 4. The Fourth Witch 6. The Three … Continue reading

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20 Reasons to Date Again

I turn 28 this year.  Almost exactly a year ago, I wrote a piece called 20 Reasons to Not Date Until 30. As I wrote this piece, I laughed, seeing the date of publication on that earlier piece: April 26, … Continue reading

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She, Named E

Introduction: This piece is one in a chronological series, set in a universe. Feel free to find the others here, and to browse through any companion piece, set in the same universe.  Witches 1. Three Frenemies 2. Fall Coven Meet 3. BeingLovedAgain 4. The Fourth Witch 6. The Three … Continue reading

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Pillow Talk With God

Introduction: This piece is one in a chronological series, set in a universe. Feel free to find the others here, and to browse through any companion piece, set in the same universe.  Witches 1. Three Frenemies 2. Fall Coven Meet 3. BeingLovedAgain 4. The Fourth Witch 6. The Three … Continue reading

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Things I Learned After Being Dumped

So much of how we heal after great pain depends on where we were in our lives  when the painful incident happened. For this reason, the healing process looks different for everyone. None of this is universal; not every person … Continue reading

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Truth – Rhymes With Ruth

Introduction: This piece is one in a chronological series, set in a universe. Feel free to find the others here, and to browse through any companion piece, set in the same universe.  Witches 1. Three Frenemies 2. Fall Coven Meet 3. BeingLovedAgain 4. The Fourth Witch 6. The Three … Continue reading

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