Shashi Bhat received her MFA in fiction from Johns Hopkins University, where she held a teaching fellowship in creative writing. Her fiction has appeared in several journals, including Event and The Threepenny Review. She was a finalist for the 2010 RBC Bronwen Wallace Award from The Writers’ Trust of Canada, was nominated for the 2008 Pushcart Prize, and has received grants and residencies from the University of Arizona Poetry Center and the Vermont Studio Center. Currently, she teaches at Dalhousie University. “Sublimation” was her first published story. 
Sep 01 2007
On the flight to India, Ashwin spoke to baby Ravi as though the baby would understand… but he wasn’t really a storyteller, never remembering the orders of events. And anyway, he didn’t enjoy all the truth-bending in children’s literature: the personification of animals and suspensions of disbelief. Not that he was anti-imagination, but he preferred to find the wonder in things that were real and concrete, things he could see for himself.