Pride Children

Short Story: Pride Children

April 10, 2017

Pride Children is my first short story with the fledgling speculative fiction magazine Empyreome. It was inspired by Ann Leckie’s incredible sci fi Ancillary series, which takes place mainly within a society where there are no gender constructs: it helped redefine how I read and thought about gender in books. I highly recommend her books–they’re some …

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Flash Fiction: The Dragon and the Lemon Tree

April 10, 2017

The Dragon and the Lemon Tree is my second flash fiction published with Daily Science Fiction. The original version was a tweet-length short story sent to Dave McKean as part of his mini tweet story competition, and although it didn’t win, it got an honourable mention. I’d always meant to turn it into something a little …

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Short Story: The Dreaming Wounds

March 22, 2017

The Dreaming Wounds is inspired by a story that my mom liked to tell us about our late grandmother. She used to say that Poh Poh (as we called her in dialect) had the “Third Eye”, an inborn ability that lets you see ghosts. Poh Poh was completely blasé about this gift (curse?), though admittedly, …

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Short Story: The Magpie Bridge

March 15, 2017

The Magpie Bridge is my first cover story–for Issue #66 of Andromeda Spaceways Magazine. ASM is an Aussie-based magazine for speculative fiction. Love the gorgeous cover artwork! The short story was inspired by one of the oldest Chinese fairytales in the world,牛郎织女, one that would be familiar to many Asian kids. Some places still celebrate Qixi/Qiqiao …

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A Long Overdue Firebird Post

January 4, 2017

I should have made a firebird post earlier, but it’s been a crazy last month, with unfortunate coincidences. My debut novel The Firebird’s Tale, is now available for purchase. Check it out, get a copy if you haven’t! If you’re a new reader, hello and welcome. If you found me from my previous short stories, or …

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2016 has been a bit of a wtf year

November 17, 2016

This had been gearing up to be a bit of a wtf year from the beginning, but I admit the last few weeks still took me by surprise. Getting my first book deal early this year was unexpected, and nice, but the rest of the year has often been strange and downright depressing. David Bowie? …

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Short Story: The Mourning Hour

October 2, 2016

My science fiction short story The Mourning Hour has been published in Giganotosaurus! It was inspired by the near-future sci fi stories like the Martian, and targeted advertising. I only realized this year how intricately people can get tracked online by Facebook, Google etc, when we were doing an ad buy for a client. You can literally …

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old mother

Flash Fiction: Old Mother

September 16, 2016

My flash fiction, Old Mother, has been published by Daily Science Fiction. It’s a (very) short story about history, tea, hunting qilin, and good manners. Hope you like it~~ The story was inspired by one of my favourite authors, the late, great Sir Terry Pratchett. While I loved The Last Hero, I found myself wishing …

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life and more pokemon

Life, Writing, (more) Pokémon

September 3, 2016

At the start of this month, being a highly organized person, I remembered belatedly that Singapore’s Epigram book prize was due on 1 September, which has a minimum word count of 40,000. Originally, having concluded that Tor’s novella program will most likely reject my Murder of Kings entry, I was just going to extend its …

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Short Story: The Buddha Statue

September 2, 2016

Excited to announce that my short story, The Buddha Statue, has been published in Mantid Magazine‘s Winter 2016 issue! It is available to read for free online, or you can get a print-on-demand issue off Mantid’s website. I didn’t hold much hope of any publisher actually liking this story, I have to admit. It’s a …

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