Author Archives: Sharon Bala

Sharon Bala

About Sharon Bala

Sharon Bala’s best-selling debut novel, The Boat People, was published in January 2018 and is on shelves worldwide. Last year she won the prestigious Journey Prize and had a second story on the long-list. Sharon is a member of The Port Authority, a St. John’s writing group. Her short fiction has appeared in: Hazlitt, Grain, PRISM international, The Dalhousie Review, The New Quarterly, Room, Riddle Fence, and in a collection called Racket. Visit her at sharonbala.com. Photo credit: Nadra Ginting

Quickening

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My wife is not pregnant. Two pink lines have appeared on the wand. What now? I ask. Hen shrugs and drops the stick into the bin. Now we wait. Later, while she is sleeping, I slip out of bed and…