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A Late Night Conversation

Priscilla looked up from her textbook as Artemis wrangled her laundry basket through their dorm room door. “That was the longest laundry expedition ever. I was about to send a search party out. You’ve never been out this late!” Artemis hated the blush that rushed from her cheeks to her …

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Please Just Be Normal

We had noodles for New Year’s, even though that’s technically a tradition for Chinese New Year. I’m not complaining–Dad makes really good beef noodle soup. “Hey guys,” I said about halfway through dinner. “When we go back to Columbus next week, I, um, I think I’d like you to meet …

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Book Review: Diamond Head by Cecily Wong

I picked up Diamond Head by Cecily Wong on a whim at the library a few weeks ago and ended up inhaling the entire thing over yet another quarantine weekend. (I seem to be getting a lot of reading done during cold and flu season! But I would really prefer …

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Fitting In: Part 1

“Are you excited to finally be going back?” Eugene squeezed Artemis’s hand when she didn’t respond. “Hey, you awake?” “Oh, yeah, I guess. Excited, terrified, same thing.” “Why terrified? Taiwan is great. The food, the weather…well, I guess the weather takes a little getting used to, but the food makes …

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NaNoWriMo Kickoff 2018

I am going to try something exciting and unprecedented this November: National Novel Writing Month, or Nanowrimo for short. The official goal is to write a 50,000-word novel in 30 days. But people have expanded it to all kinds of genres and lengths from poetry to book proposals. The real …