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Hal Y. Zhang is a lapsed physicist who splits her time between the east coast of the United States and the Internet. Her short stories are in or forthcoming from Uncanny Magazine, Future Tense, Strange Horizons, and Fireside. She has a women-with-sharp-things collection Goddess Bandit of the Thousand Arms (Aqueduct Press).
Published Oct 22, 2020 · 4,455 words (17 minutes) · 3 likes · 143 views
Identical twins Eduardo and Fernando mirror one another’s every movement and sensation, and scream in pain when separated. Their mother searches for answers: can one soul live in two bodies?
Author Hal Y. Zhang is a former physicist who splits her time between the U.S. East Coast and the internet. Her work has appeared in Uncanny Magazine, Strange Horizons, and Fireside, and her chapbook HARD MOTHER, SPIDER MOTHER, SOFT MOTHER is now available as part of Radix Media’s FUTURE science fiction series.
Published Apr 10, 2020 · 1,274 words (5 minutes) · 208 views
Ellery thought she knew her mother, until she didn't.
Published Apr 10, 2020 · 3,178 words (12 minutes) · 3 likes · 330 views
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.