August 6, 2018

The world was suddenly in sharp focus, closing in from all sides. Reality slammed into Li Ying like a sledgehammer as she returned to her full senses. As if a film had been removed from her eyes, she could see clearly again. She was free, finally, free. He had come for...

May 21, 2018

The mask glinted in the candlelight. It was roughly hewn from bronze, with no paint and no ornamentation. Two eyes, two ears, a nose, and a mouth – a face, empty of expression, still, utterly still. A dead face, made to be buried with the dead eons ago. No power radiat...

April 30, 2018

“In moonlight, black boys look blue.”

   --Moonlight, 2016

The 2016 American coming-of-age drama film Moonlight has a scene on the beach in its second act. The film’s protagonist, Chiron, sits on the sand with his friend Kevin under the moonlight. The sixteen year o...