Editor’s note: Here are four pieces of flash fiction by the Siddhartha Dasgupta, previously unpublished. “They’re all part of a hybrid, experimental collection I’m working on currently – a collage of flash fiction, freeform narratives, prose poetry, and verse, all held sway under one magnanimous theme,” says the author. Read an interview with the author here.
Siddharth Dasgupta is an Indian novelist. For food and shelter, he also articulates travel horizons and cultural experiences for the likes of Travel + Leisure, Condé Nast Traveller, the Dharamshala International Film Festival, and the Tibet Foundation. Aside from novels, Siddharth submits himself regularly to writing’s myriad moods – be it short stories, flash fiction, poetry, or freeform narratives. On days when he’s not busy trying to cajole his muse out of her hiding places, black and white photographs, old films, raggedy thrift stores, distant horizons, and rousing conversation keep him chained to a somewhat loose definition of sanity. Siddharth can be found on http://www.facebook.com/leavesfromabookand @siddha3th (twitter and instagram). You may browse some of his journalistic pieces at siddharthdasgupta.contently.com He currently calls the city of Poona home.