In keeping with the narrative tradition, storytelling preceded writing in my life. Now, I'm primarily a fiction writer, although I also dabble in poetry and creative nonfiction – whatever medium best tells the story that's trying to reach the surface. Here are several excerpts from current works in progress.
I wrote this as part of National Novel Writing Month, completing the challenge of writing at least 50,000 words in the month of November for the fifth consecutive time. It began as a short story, but I wanted to expand the Chinese steampunk world and the relationship between two women from vastly different socioeconomic backgrounds.
Prompt: Choose a photo of your family and write what's happening in that moment.
Technically speaking, I'm my only known biological relative. I chose a screenshot of a video of myself I filmed earlier that week, further muddying the instructions of the prompt. But half of fun of writing is figuring out where, when, and how to break the rules.
I wrote this as a serialized story for my high school literary magazine, Midnight Writers. Mermaids captivated my imagination from a young age, and I wanted to explore what would happen when they were the center of their own story