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Category: Short Stories

The Fish Cake

The short story I’m working on, “Magissa,” is inspired by true events and loosely based on my grandmother’s experiences during the war. Unsurprisingly, she’s been on my mind lately, and when I found this snippet buried in my Google Docs, I thought I’d share it. I’m not sure I’d call…

The Bet

I bet most girls think their crushes’ girlfriends are evil, soul-slurping succubi, and I was no exception. The difference between me and all those other girls was that I wasn’t speaking metaphorically when I told Danny his perfect new girlfriend with her perfect, mile-long legs and perfectly perky boobs wasn’t…

Empress

I am a murderer. I never wielded a knife or a sword or a bow, but thousands have died by my hand. I killed for the first time at only five years old. The viceroy put a scroll before me and told me I could have a sugared mango if…