[Poetry] Smiles

My grandfather is a man Who calls me by my full name In broken English, rounded vowels Even though my Chinese name Would be so much simpler I do not remember a time He did not make me smile   With hands soft as worn out velvet Wrinkled by the passing of time His palm … More [Poetry] Smiles

[Fiction] First Love

“Don’t you have anyone to play with?” The teacher leaned down to speak with her, smiling too widely. There was never anyone to play with, but Lemon wasn’t sure how to say that. Instead, she shook her head. “No, Miss.” “That’s a shame,” the teacher replied, her eyes soft with pity. “Where are all your … More [Fiction] First Love

Icarus Part 2

“Icarus. The original myth had two parts. Daedalus said to his son, ‘I fashioned these wings for you. Two rules. Don’t fly too high, or the sun will melt the wax. But, more important, son, don’t fly too low. Because if you fly too low, the water and the waves will surely weigh down the … More Icarus Part 2