“3D-Printed Brother” Published in Strange Horizons

I’m excited to announce that my poem “3D-Printed Brother” is now available to read in Strange Horizons! This poem is part of the Strange Horizons 2019 Kickstarter campaign.

This poem was inspired by childhood summers spent in Scarborough. Those were good summers: I wrote fan fiction,  made Clow Cards, doodled cats and hung out with kids from the neighbourhood, who all seemed to come in pairs of two or more siblings. Due to China’s one-child policy, which was still in effect when I was born, I was (and still am) an only child. I wasn’t exactly lonely, but I did wonder what it would be like to have a younger sibling—like my friends had—who would look up to me and go along with whatever scheme I cooked up. At one point, I was supposed to have a kid brother, but that didn’t happen. I still think about him from time to time, so this poem is a kind of alternate reality, a reimagining of a possibility from the past, brought to life in a future where 3D-printing could give you the sibling you wished for.

Here are other poems from Strange Horizons that I loved:

Happy reading! And best of luck to those doing NaNoWriMo this month. 🙂

“Shrinkage” Published in Joyland Magazine

"Shrinkage" by Millie Ho in Joyland Magazine

Super thrilled and honoured that my short story “Shrinkage” is now published in Joyland Magazine! This story was inspired by my summers working in retail, and is about secrets between friends and how silence leads to shame (and vice versa). Edited by the fabulous Kathryn Mockler.

Some of my favourites from Joyland include:

Please check them out, and happy reading!