Calculus of Nightmares and Nieces
A bright blue car with extra-large, missing window panes, careens late at night. In the backseat, I’m exposed to everybody on the street. Read more…
What Do I Gain From Citizenship—and What Do I Lose?
I fished out my green card from the same maroon case and handed it to the white immigration officer at a Customs and Border Protection counter. Read more…
A flash essay of mine was a finalist in Midway Journal’s -1000 Below: Flash Prose and Poetry Contest, judged by the great Lesley Nneka Arimah.
Not A Bar Story
What she wanted was to write a story. Not the story. Not a life-changing story. Not a cautionary tale. She wanted to write a good story. A story that people would remember, or maybe forget. Read more…
Where We Learn to Bang Our Heads Against A Brick Wall
One Thursday, a goat walked into the classroom. The sixteen of us squeaked.
MFA Year 2, Week 1
Imagining Tunacorn and Skunkinex in ‘Immigrant Fiction’
Immigrant fiction is usually meant to describe fiction about “the immigration experience.” Read more…