My Russian Roommate

account_circle by Rajni Gupta
Rajni Gupta, 35, lives with her husband and daughter in Charlotte, North Carolina. She received the Elizabeth Simpson Smith award in 2011. Her stories have appeared in Muse India, Postcard Shorts, Shotgun Honey and Urban Shots anthology. She’s currently working on a young adult novel.

Micro-Fiction

My Russian Roommate

Issue No. 187 ~ December, 2012

When I return to the room, she is in bed. I slip under my ivory quilt and switch off the light. My stomach growls for food. In order to avoid the Russian, I spent the entire evening across the street at a friend’s place.