Arihant Jain is from Memphis, TN. Their work appears or is forthcoming in Gigantic Sequins, Eunoia Review, and Blue Marble Review, among others. They enjoy volunteering at their local animal farm and playing badminton.
Other stars in the Fishtail asterism:
Sealsong in Cryosleep
Which is why you whisper the story your mother used to sing before sleep, glow-in-the-dark stars like phosphorescence across the ceiling as you half-dreamed the story about an almost forgotten ancestor, shipwrecked at sea.
Where the light, think of it, covers everything
Melanin No. 6
A Guide to Burning Bridges
Structural design: Made of two-by-fours and broken promises, it was built on shifting ground. The burning: After staying silent for so long, you finally find your voice, and your words are enough to set the fire.