Radha Vatsal is the author of the mystery novels A Front Page Affair and Murder Between the Lines. Her non-fiction has appeared in the online editions of the Atlantic, Los Angeles Review of Books, Smithsonian, CrimeReads, and Kirkus. She is the co-editor of the Women Film Pioneers Project. http://www.radhavatsal.com
Magnetic SleepBy Radha Vatsal
Little Sister brushed the teapot with her fingertips. It had been a mistake to brew the leaves early. Fatherwhich was what they all called her husbanddidnt believe in reheating so the entire preparation would have to be discarded if the physician didnt arrive within the next five to ten minutes. She adjusted the sandwiches on the tray. Chicken, cucumber, liver.