Essays, Stories

Keep Going : by Jennifer Roberts

Filling “Jen, where are you?” She pushes her voice through the phone, trying to wrap it around me. I feel bad for making her worry. “I don’t know, Toni. I don’t…hang on.” I turn to the nearest nurse, praying she speaks enough English to understand me and hoping my adrenaline-soaked voice won’t make my words […]

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Essays, Stories

Home : By Nancy L. Conyers

I am at home everywhere and nowhere. I always have my feet in more than one door. I’m always arriving and always leaving. I love the arriving, but I’m not meant to stay, and so I leave. The leaving is hard depending on where I’m leaving from. Right now, my body is in Santa Fe, […]

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Essays, Stories

The Sky is the Limit : By Edna Chiclana

Before I moved to the U.S in 2002, I received a call from Korean Air. Yup, I was applying for a job as a flight attendant, once upon a summer back in 1997. At the time I was still living in Indonesia. When the phone rang, I was quite worried, traumatized by my failed attempt […]

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Stories

Jiaolong : By Glenn Arnold

He paddles the canals of Suzhou at night, carving silent parabolas through the reflected moon, steadily exploring the margins of his adopted city, searching for the dragon.   The nighttime canal explorations began soon after Melanie died. At first, he walked the streets in the heavy evening air, trying to find a way to take a […]

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Essays, Stories

How about a cup of tea? : By Serena Paver

At age 23, I drowned at the bottom of a teacup. Dissatisfied with the strange lack of emotion I experienced in most of my relationships, I had decided to move to South Korea. I crossed two oceans in a series of metal containers, a journey that collectively took 40 hours and 20 minutes, and found […]

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Stories

The Local Dialect : By Jennifer Lee

Old Yang I didn’t want to hire Old Yang. That was my husband’s doing. His secretary had set up the meeting but I told John that her recommendation meant nothing; Old Yang was probably a cousin or neighbor or maybe they were from the same ancestral village. John insisted. At the meeting Old Yang was […]

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