Short Fiction

Foreshadow: Stories to Celebrate the Magic of Reading and Writing YA edited by Emily X.R. Pan and Nova Ren Suma
My YA sci-fi short story "Princess"is featured in the anthology Foreshadow: Stories to Celebrate the Magic of Reading and Writing YA (Algonquin Young Readers, 2020). The anthology was named a Best YA Book of 2020 by BookPage.
 
 
Praise for Foreshadow:

"Readers are simultaneously entertained and educated. The ingenuity in the writing is reinforced by Pan and Suma’s accompanying essays. Each story shines. An enduring anthology, appropriate for classroom use and recommended for all teen readers.”
School Library Journal, starred review

"An ingenious collection of 13 short stories that will especially be enjoyed by aspiring writers. Each of these selections displays great talent, and readers will hope to see future works by these up-and-coming creators. Ranging from deliciously creepy to glowingly hopeful, this collection offers a master class in short stories." 
Kirkus Reviews

"[A] gorgeous short-story collection . . . Readers will be enraptured by these vibrant, unique, passionate new voices.”​
Booklist

"Dazzling short stories by new YA voices along with enlightening essays about the writing process by established authors make Foreshadow a treasure for aspiring writers." -- Shelf Awareness, starred review 

"Give this to a reader who wants to dig deeply into the craft of storytelling." -- BookPage, starred review

 
"The Loneliest Moongirl" is YA speculative fiction, featured in Voyage YA. Something is calling Nisha into the desert...where others have disappeared before.

It's a look at being brown, an immigrant, and an outsider in America.
  
Quantum Quarantine by Maya Prasad
"Quantum Quarantine" is a YA speculative fiction short story I wrote about two high school seniors and the uncertainty they face in the Covid-19 crisis. It's available to read for free here on my website.
https://www.castofwonders.org/2019/09/cast-of-wonders-375-banned-books-week-reclaiming-our-narratives/
My flash fiction YA sci-fi story "Weeds" was featured in the Cast of Wonders podcast for Banned Books Week 2019. 

It's a prequel to my other short story "Princess" and from the point of view of Leela's mother, Kavya.