A Fine Balance
Dina Dalal, Ishvar Darji, Omprakash Darji, Maneck Kohlah
The morning express bloated with passengers slowed to a crawl, then lurched forward suddenly, as though to resume full speed. The train’s brief deception jolted its riders. The bulge of humans hanging out of the doorway distended perilously, like a soap bubble at its limit.
Then she dried her hands and decided to take a nap before starting the evening meal.