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Short Stories, Short Fiction, Fiction, Asian, Grief, Love


The stories in this manuscript deal with complicated relationships, misunderstandings, overstepped boundaries, and the sacrifices we make for our loved ones. I’m attracted to characters who are reaching for something just out of grasp, and I love exploring what caused that gap, the consequences from that gap, and how they might bridge that gap.

My work is informed by my experience as an east Asian American, second-generation immigrant, and growing up lower-middle class. That's partially why so many of my characters are conflicted with their identity, why they’re so easily influenced by other people, and why they struggle to understand, to be understood, to love, and to be loved.

While none of these stories are autobiographical, I believe good writing comes from empathy. Everyone knows what it feels like to be hurt, to be messy, to love and lose someone or something. At least one of these things are at the core of each story, and I hope by tapping into these emotions, I can make my readers feel something.

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Available for download on Friday, May 26, 2028