The Glorious Five Year Plan

*this short story was originally published in “Negative Suck.” It’s 2008, about a week before the opening ceremonies of the Beijing Olympics. I’m 26 and I’m hopelessly confused about everything. The world is moving—China is showing off its power with pomp just as people are panicking over the global financial crisis.   I land in … Continue reading

The Dragon

I climbed the mountain and found the dragon. Once feared for his power and cunning, he was now nothing more than an old man in chains. “As long as I’m in chains I can’t hurt my enemies,” he said. “How do you know your enemies? You have no eyes.” “I don’t need eyes to tell … Continue reading