• Reading Recommendations

    The Best (Dead) Father Stories

    Today is my father’s birthday. He died over twenty years ago and far too young. In 2017, I wrote a piece about him that was published in the anthology Sleep is a Beautiful Color. Afterward, SmokeLong Quarterly asked me to send them a list of my favorite flashes. Here are some of the best stories on fathers, dead or alive.

  • 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.