Pritha Bhattacharyya

Pritha Bhattacharyya is a Bengali-American writer. She is a fiction PhD candidate and Inprint C. Glenn Cambor Fellow at the University of Houston, and she received her MFA from Boston University. She has received support from the Sewanee Writers’ Conference and the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers. Her work appears in Bodega Magazine, Ninth Letter, Nashville Review, and elsewhere.

Long Division

Forget the grit of the dirt that you dig your heels into. Forget the force that the Earth exerts upon you just as you exert upon it. Forget air resistance and center of mass. The principle rests only on Newton’s second law: F = ma.