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Hal Y. Zhang

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Excerpt from Hard Mother, Spider Mother, Soft Mother

Published Apr 10, 2020 · 1,274 words (5 minutes) · 90 views

Science Fiction

Ellery thought she knew her mother, until she didn't.

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Rosetiles
Featured April 16, 2020

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Fiction

Cast Off Tight

Published Apr 10, 2020 · 3,178 words (12 minutes) · 3 likes · 187 views

Science Fiction

For a hundred days he avoids her unfinished knitting, one of the last things she touched before she died. But the moment he touches the needles, he hears the unmistakable sound of her laughter, and now he’ll stop at nothing to finish what she started.

Author Hal Y. Zhang’s stories and poetry have appeared in Fireside Fiction, Nature Futures, Liminality, and more. Her literary-meets-science-fiction chapbook HARD MOTHER, SPIDER MOTHER, SOFT MOTHER is available now from Radix Media.

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Gray Yarn Skeins

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Fiction

Do you love me more than the stars?

Published May 20, 2019 · 1,398 words (6 minutes) · 249 views

Fantasy

An astronomer ponders her celestial love.

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I took this shot in a middle of “the vallée des merveilles” in the south Alps. I couldn’t see anything neither hear a single sound, everything was so quiet and so dark. But gradually I started to hear a breath, a whisper. And I think for the first time in my life I heard the stars sing.

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Fiction

Peripheral #13

Published Mar 22, 2019 · 100 words (1 minute) · 1 like · 316 views

Science Fiction flash fiction micro fiction

Are you oriented? A tiny simulated story.

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Swallow

Published Mar 7, 2019 · 99 words (1 minute) · 281 views

Fantasy Magical Realism poetry

My first published poem. Food, reincarnation, mothers and daughters.

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Dry me Sun, the water was cold!

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Fiction

Seraphima

Published Mar 5, 2019 · 160 words (1 minute) · 1 like · 294 views

Fantasy poetry

A Rhysling-nominated poem about growing wings—at a dark price.

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Jurassic Jaws Jones

Published Feb 26, 2019 · 874 words (4 minutes) · 333 views

Humor Science Fiction artificial intelligence near-future

So you want to be an actor, huh?

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