The ungainly mass of yellow slowly navigated through the narrow Amherst Street of North Calcutta. As her rickety taxi approached that familiar-looking bend on the road, Michele felt an unexpected peace enveloping her, instead of her emotions spiralling into an uncontrollable rush like she had expected them to do. She was supposed the take the British Airways flight back to London the day after, but she needed to sort out a few matters before her departure.
She Writes Story Contest winner: Jyotsna Jha
Jyotsna Jha is one of twelve winners of the MSN-Random House She Writes a Story Contest', as chosen by our judges. Her story 'The Tourist' features in the 'She Writes: A collection of Short Stories' published by Random House India and available at all leading bookstores.
Jyotsna Jha belongs to Kolkata. She has an M.Phil in English Literature and has worked as a teacher, instructional designer, and editor. She is married to an army officer and has two sons.