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Laurie Tom

Laurie Tom is a Chinese American author living in southern California. She likes books, video games, and anime.

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Laurie Tom is a Chinese American author living in southern California. She likes books, video games, and anime. You can follow her on Twitter as @writerrat.

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Living Rooms

Published Jul 8, 2019 · 13,139 words (48 minutes)

Fantasy magic Magicians

Rill has not seen her father in eight years, and when she finally comes home she discovers he has passed away, leaving behind a magical house where the rooms come to life. But before she can claim it, she will need to fend off a rival magician, who wishes to take her father's home for himself.

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Mccormick Ranch House

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The Final Gift of Zhuge Liang

Published Jul 8, 2019 · 5,175 words (19 minutes)

Fantasy Horror Historical Lovecraftian Romance of the Three Kingdoms

When the great general Zhuge Liang falls, it is up to Jiang Wei to lead the remainder of the Shu army to safety, but he does not fully understand the pact or the powers that his predecessor possessed.

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Featured July 12, 2019

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Unfilial Child

Published Jul 8, 2019 · 3,986 words (15 minutes) · 8 likes · 202 views

Fantasy dark fantasy folklore urban fantasy

June tries to be a dutiful granddaughter, always bringing gifts on her weekend visits (if not a husband or great-grandchildren). But when her grandmother takes in a mysterious infant, June learns her own childhood⁠—and her parents’ disappearance⁠—may not have been what it seemed.

Author Laurie Tom lives in Los Angeles, and her work has appeared in Galaxy’s Edge, IGMS, Crossed Genres, and many more.

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This picture was taken late in the day on my first full day in NYC. One of my life long dreams is to travel to China, so I felt like a visit to Chinatown might give me a tiny taste of what it might be like. It exceed my expectations in almost every way. This part of the trip reenforced desires to travel abroad, specifically Asia and China.

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The Wings The Lungs, The Engine The Heart

Published Sep 19, 2017 · 6,452 words (24 minutes) · 387 views

Science Fiction Historical alternate history dieselpunk WWI

Karl's job is to test an experimental technology to save the life of a fallen soldier, but that soldier turns out to be none other than the Red Baron himself.

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Classic sunset over San Diego
Featured March 21, 2018

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Even the Mountains Are Not Forever

Published Sep 19, 2017 · 3,431 words (13 minutes) · 8 likes · 748 views

Science Fiction Older Protagonists

In “Even the Mountains Are Not Forever,” an aging icon to her people seeks a successor for her lonely role: carrying insight across generations in a life punctuated by cryosleeps. Laurie Tom is a Chinese American author living in southern California.

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Bunting in the mountains

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The Ancestors

Published Sep 19, 2017 · 850 words (4 minutes) · 1 like · 420 views

Fantasy Horror Lovecraftian

Every family celebrates Ching Ming a little differently, but in this family their tradition is more than a little unusual.

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Taken in the beautiful island of Curacao