Hi! I'm S.

I write, mostly. My fiction and poetry tends to focus on the speculative—what never was, what might someday be, the magical spaces in what could be the present. I also write nonfiction, translate, and narrate. You can find a full list of my work in each category below.

Short Fiction

Magical symbiotic birds. A king that bans the letter “e.” A lonely jiangshi’s OKCupid profile.


An ode to bak kut teh. A magician and his twisted relationship with his apprentice. A dust storm on Mars.


Parents so desperate to save their son that they create a forbidden human–pig chimera. Hoverships cruising endlessly over a devastated Earth.


Book reviews for a memoir in graphic novel form, a steampunk anthology, and a scifantasy apocalyptic love story.

Uncanny Issue 15 Cover


Uncanny 15 is now online.

Spring festival, before the fish arrive: Teresa Teng croons from the radio; I hum along as I hang paper decorations, the reds and golds bright against our cream-colored walls. You’re in the kitchen making dinner—Shanghai-style sauteéd niangao, braised cod, stir-fried green beans. Sizzle, pop. Water runs from the sink, interrupting the music for a moment, and then I hear your slipper-soft footsteps padding to me.

This issue features my flash fiction piece “An Abundance of Fish.” The issue also includes fiction by Beth Cato, Stephen Graham Jones, JY Yang, and Sarah Pinsker; poetry by Cassandra Khaw, Brandon O’Brien, Bogi Takács, and Lisa M. Bradley; and nonfiction by Sam J. Miller, Elsa Sjunneson-Henry, Shveta Thakrar, Dawn Xiana Moon, and Paul Booth.

Upcoming Events

Norwescon 40
DoubleTree (SeaTac, WA)
April 13, 2017–April 16, 2017

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