Cover Photo: Illustration by Elizabeth Haidle for Catapult
Illustration by Elizabeth Haidle for Catapult

The Future Is a Bright Yellow Kite

She knew this could happen. It was, after all, the way things were. The promise of Rekha’s warmth buried it.

place in what she imagines her future might be. Her future is the bright yellow kite, the miles of sky above her. Her future is Rekha.


Rani Neutill is a former professor of Ethnic American and Postcolonial Literature. Her work has appeared in Salon, The New York Times Book Review, Hobart, Redivider, amongst other places.  She is working on a transnational memoir about fractured identity and her relationship with her mentally ill Bengali immigrant mother.