As his eyes adjust to the sunlight he gets up, cracks a quail’s egg, drinks it raw.
Whirling leaves give him a chill. He sees his wife at the kitchen window kneading bread. Romantic!
The newspapers read: “Bengal men self-quarantine up in trees due to the absence of spare rooms.”
Anindita Sarkar is pursuing an MPhil degree in Comparative Literature from Jadavpur University. She is from Kolkata, India, and is a UGC Junior Research Fellow. Her works have recently appeared in Indolent Books, Snakeskin Poetry, Scars Publication, Ariel Chart Magazine, and Flash Fiction Friday.