Category Archives: Short Stories

Getting Out

Photo by Charles Wagner on Flickr Creative Commons. flickr.com/photos/chazwags/437393020 There’s a simple beauty to South Central Los Angeles. The way the sky glows orange and pink from the California smog over rows and rows of tired houses that look like … Continue reading

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The 88 Steps

Photo courtesy of Jeff Su. The 88 Steps is a San Gabriel Valley phenomenon, a local attraction for Chinese-American teenagers looking for something fun to do on Friday nights. According to legend, the elusive flight of steps is located in … Continue reading

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The Interim

I was pretty shaken up after I broke up with my girlfriend. I spent the next few days after eating bowls of Haagen-Dazs ice cream, lounging around in my robe and slippers, and streaming sad lesbian romances. It was Saturday … Continue reading

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The Story of Naomi Constantine

Naomi is sitting in front of me, her small hands cupping a teacup as I jot some notes down. I’m interviewing her today for my Arts & Entertainment weekly article. Somewhat of a folk legend to natives of Downtown LA, … Continue reading

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