• Wander, Wonder, Write

    What Happened On The Mountain

    Last week, Daniel and I were invited for a six-person hike from the town Sa Pa to the village Ta Phin. I looked it up on the map. The route seemed to take us on an easy two-hour walk into the valley on a mostly paved road. We came prepared for that hike: sneakers, shorts, a heavy backpack stocked for an overnight stay. But we went on a different hike instead. Same destination, yet on this route we had a mountain to cross.

  • Bleeding Girls Initiation Ritual
    Publications

    Bleeding Girls Initiation Ritual

    We arrive in the dark at the shortest night and cluster away from the pyre. We are nameless and unsure, bleeding without a wound. We count: forty of us against three of them. Still, we feel outnumbered. We rub our…

  • Life,  Wander, Wonder, Write

    Quarantine Stories

    We were in Vietnam when the country went into semi-lockdown. For three weeks in April, we hardly left the property. We were allowed to go out for food or medical emergencies, yet preferred to stay quarantined. I was quite anxious…

  • Reading Recommendations

    Wait Till You See Me Dance

    Empathy and social anxiety are two sides of the same coin. // With absurdity and heart, with insights and twists, Unferth lets us peek into the minds of her irresistible characters, whose stories are as real as they are sinister.…

  • Publications

    The Guillotine Reimagined

    Happy to share that my flash fiction, "The Guillotine Reimagined," is published by Little Fiction. Thank you Troy Palmer, Beth Gilstrap, and Elvin Park for publishing my work. Below is the opening of the story and a link to the…

  • Events,  On Writing

    The Art of Revision

    Inspired by multiple fundraising events in my neighborhood in Hoi An, I decided to donate my time and teach a writing class for the many authors that happen to live here.