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September, 2008

A B Plan



Fiction

Sometimes I give speeches at elementary schools. I wait backstage in the wings where they hang the discarded costumes of the four food groups, costumes that are now unused, in light of the Surgeon General’s newly revised food pyramid. From here I overhear the students asking questions like, “Who is this guy?” or “What were they doing on the moon?”…
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Despite Herself



Fiction

Image used with permission from Mentality Design [Excerpt] Even though he is across the room and reading I know he is watching me. My boyfriend likes to keep tabs on where I am so he can determine where we are. My boyfriend seems to think he has a sixth sense with me and annoyingly, I agree. But then again, that…
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Tell the Story of Your Father’s Life



Fiction

Tell the story of your father’s life, and your father’s father’s life, and find your own, or find something altogether new, an antipodes of the expected. Expect to find, what? A history of habitude? A cacophony of drunks? Shocking, to learn of hidden happinesses swallowed by the undulating recitation of history. “He lost everything gambling, and, rueful of the homeward…
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Jelly



Fiction

Vernon Wilson “What the fuck was I saying?  Nothing about what you were saying right?” My hand fell on Tasha’s arm.  We were on Canal Street going towards Broadway.  We’d been waiting for the light when Natasha, in this sly way she does—with a fluttering of the eyes—she said, “When we went out this morning you were about to tell…
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Gongguan Digressions // 公館漫遊



Fiction

In his 7th floor apartment on Roosevelt Road, Wan Hao-hsien (溫浩賢) anguishes over his blueprints for a new kitchen god shrine. If life imitated television dramas and commercials, Taipei would be run entirely by eager young college graduates with androgynous haircuts. But in reality, the city has endless ways of humiliating the young. Take Hao-hsien, for example – fresh out…
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