Short Stories

Some notes on my published stories and where to buy the anthologies.
A few of the stories can be read online.

Galvanise Gloss
First published in Confluence journal, February 2020
This story was also featured on Byte the Book in September 2020

Three Singers
Love Across A Broken Map | The Whole Kahani anthology
Dahlia Publishing | 3 June 2016


Sister Philomena’s Veil
(a lightly-fictionalised memoir)
The Asia Literary Review: Issue 26 | Winter 2014
Click here to read


When You Go You Leave A Farce
The Mechanics’ Institute Review: Issue 10
Tenth Anniversary Special Edition | September 2013
Buy MIR 10


A Flash of Pepper
Winner of the Foyles Haruki Murakami competition | January 2012

The Moth Magazine

Sweet Peas
The Moth Magazine | Issue 8 | Spring 2012


Too Asian Not Asian Enough

Special Delivery
Too Asian, Not Asian Enough
Tindal Street Press | October 2011


Preludes and Elusions
The Mechanics’ Institute Review: Issue 6 | September 2009
The context for this story is my original idea of ‘pre-conception contracts’.
Buy MIR 6
‘Preludes and Elusions’ also published in The Group Online Magazine / Edited by Larry Buttrose / Issue 7 – FUTURE-ISM / March 2011


There was a Turtle
The Mechanics’ Institute Review: Issue 3 | September 2006
Read this story
Buy this anthology from Amazon

“There was a Turtle” also published in: The Group Online Magazine | The Literature Issue | Edited by Adair Jones | July 2010 |
Introduction from Adair Jones: In this nuanced short story, Kavita Jindal weaves together a rich tapestry of the ways superstition and psychology operate in modern life. On a trip to New Mexico, Jindal discovered Zuni fetishes (tiny carved ‘charms’); their beauty inspired the story.