Short Fiction

Here are some of my short stories. Enjoy! ūüôā

In Audio
Black Wings, White Kheer at Podcastle (Fantasy)
The Witch Speaks at Lightspeed Magazine (Fantasy)
The Family Ghost at Podcastle (Fantasy)
The Half-Courage Hare at Over the Rainbow: Fairy Tales from the Margins (Fairy Tale)
In the Woods, My Voice at IGMS (Fairy Tale)
This Way to Paradise at Lightspeed Magazine (Science Fiction)
Hackers’ Faire at Cast of Wonders (Science Fiction)
Piety, Prayer, Peacekeeper, Apocalypse at Podcastle (Science Fantasy)
Vetala at Podcastle (Science Fantasy)
Hatyasin at Podcastle (Dark Fantasy)



The Distance Between Us, Fantasy Magazine, March 2023, Issue 89

Amma’s Kitchen, The Deadlands, February 2023, Issue 22


One Day in the Afterlife of Detective Roshni Chaddha
Lightspeed Magazine, December 2022 (Issue 151)

Girl, Cat, Wolf, Moon Uncanny Magazine, 6 September 2022, Issue 48
Interview with Caroline M. Yoachin

The Disappearing Dream Engineer Lightspeed Magazine, August 2022 (Issue 147)


Black Wings, White Kheer  Podcastle September 2021

Eighteen Days of Barbareek Uncanny Magazine Issue #39 (March/April)
Nominated for The Aurora Award


Magnificent Maurice, or the Flowers of Immortality
Lightspeed Magazine, November 2020
Translation and reprint in Science Fiction World (China), August 2021
Reprint in Year’s Best Science Fiction and Fantasy, 2021 edition¬†edited by Rich Horton
Audio reprint in CatsCast episode 6, September 2022
Translation and reprint in Nowa Fantastyka, November 2022

Knock Knock Said the Ship  The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction
July/August 2020
Reprint in The Best Science Fiction of the Year: Volume 6, November 2021
Reprint in The Year’s Top Tales of Space and Time, September 2021
Translation and reprint in Czech magazine XB-1, October 2022

The Witch Speaks Lightspeed Magazine, April 2020

If You Loved Me  Frozen Wavelets Issue 2.1, Feb 2020


This Way to Paradise Lightspeed Magazine, May 2019
Spanish version


Death is a Blindfold On Spec Magazine #109, Vol 29 No 2
December 2018

The Half-Courage Hare  Over the Rainbow: Fairy Tales from the Margins
Audio version
Exile Editions, November 2018

Make Pretty  Broad Knowledge: 35 Women Up To No Good
Upper Rubber Boot Books, November 2018


In the Woods, My Voice¬† Orson Scott Card’s InterGalactic Medicine Show October 2017

The Bridge of Dangerous Longings  Where the Stars Rise: Asian Science Fiction & Fantasy October 2017

The Shadowed Forest  Compostela (Tesseracts Twenty)  June/Sep 2017

The Jim-Aaargh School of Philosophy¬† “Cat’s Breakfast”¬†by¬†Third Flatiron
June 2017

Children of the Sea  CLI-FI: Canadian Tales of Climate Change May 2017

Hackers’ Faire  Cast of Wonders March 2017
Shortlisted for The Sunburst Award

Piety, Prayer, Peacekeeper, Apocalypse  Podcastle January 2017


How to flense a dragon in five easy steps¬† Spirit’s Tincture November 2016

The Ghost in the Aurora 2017 Young Explorer’s Adventure Guide (Young Explorer’s Adventure Guides) (Volume 3) November 2016

Real Women are Dangerous  Upside Down: Inverted Tropes in Storytelling
Apex Publications. November 2016

Vetala  Those Who Make Us: Canadian Creature, Myth, and Monster Stories 
November 2016
Audio Reprint in Podcastle. July 2018

Komagata Maru  Clockwork Canada May 2016

The Family Ghost  The Sockdolager March 2016
Audio Reprint in Podcastle. August 2017


All my Life Like Glass  Shattered Prism December 2015

The Smart Thing To Do EGM Shorts December 2015

Chaya and Loony-Boy  The Playground of Lost Toys December, 2015

The Singing Tree  Urban Fantasy Magazine September 2015
Reprinted in IGMS August 2018

The Green Woman, or the Day Mat Feeley Became Famous
Saturday Night Reader August, 2015

The Pillar of Shiva Triptych Tales June, 2015

Charaid Dreams  Apex Magazine Issue 70, March 2015
Reprinted in Sub-saharan Magazine October 2015

The Shadowless  The Novel Fox SHORTS Anthology I March 2015


Ghosts of Englehart  AE РThe Canadian Science Fiction Review
Issue no. 17, Winter 2014

Four Faces of an Alien God  LampLight Volume iii Issue ii, December 2014

Anjali  Inscription October 2014
Reprinted in the 2018 Young Explorer’s Adventure Guide

Hatyasin  Abyss & Apex Issue 52:  4th Quarter 2014
Audio Reprint in Podcastle. June 2016

This is not what I wanted for my birthday  AE РThe Canadian Science Fiction Review Issue no. 16, Fall 2014

2 Responses to Short Fiction

  1. Enjoyed your story at Apex Magazine. I will check the others out.


  2. Bhawana Joshi says:

    Enjoyed reading The Family Ghost. Superb, Excellent, Spine-tingling, Emotionally-charged, Great narrative…all good adjectives. Hats off to you dear Rati ūüôā


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