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January 29

2014

[ aid through fiction]

I have a story in this extremely important anthology, Outpouring: Typhoon Relief Anthology. As the name suggests, the anthology was put together to raise funds for the Philippine relief victims. I am so so so honored to have my story, "X" selected as one of the stories in this anthology, and I really hope people buy this anthology to help support the cause.

 

Unfortunately, while there are no print-on-demand or PDF versions of the book, there are both Kindle and epub versions, the latter being easily readable on the computer and a variety of devices! So please please pretty please buy a copy. It's only $3.99, and the money goes to help those in the Philippines who are still recovering from the terrible natural disaster that was Typhoon Yolanda.

 

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Speaking of natural disasters, this story is definitely one about natural disasters. About storms, about disease, about becoming estranged and growing apart from someone you love, about miscarriage. It was a strange story to write, one of the last I wrote in grad school, and one that felt difficult to access even while I was writing it. Probably because the narrator is so closed off. It was hard to inhabit her, and when I reread this story, I am surprised I wrote her, that she exists. She's so foreign to me in many ways, so broken and cold and closed off but vulnerable. 

 

I hope you guys will read it.

 

Many thanks to Dean Francis Alfar for selecting my piece for his anthology.

 

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Epub format from Kobo

Kindle format from Amazon

 

 

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