Kristen Sahaana Surya

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Kristen Sahaana Surya is a music lawyer living in New York City. She is a winner of the 2020 PEN/Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize for Emerging Writers and a student at the Program for Writers at Warren Wilson. Her work has previously appeared in The Rumpus. 


Cover Photo: A beautiful illustration of a sun setting as waves of pink and orange meander across a sky with clouds and seagulls flying and an ocean of different blues and the shadow of the protagonist's mother is cast against the ocean as the protagonist stands on the shore and looks out

My mother isn’t dead. I know this the way I know that squares are also rectangles, and that the sun is also a star.