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Published Work

Poetry

 

  • Coming soon .... Ridgeline Review - Spring 2023

 

 

Short Stories

 

A Batavia Street

Published in June 2022 by SORTES MAGAZINE

 

The cock crowed three times,"Kukuruyuuuk, kukuruyuuuk, kukuruyuuukk...," as the caterwaul of morning that awakened me from slumber. The scent of jasmine and mint emanated in the air from Bhiksu Shiao's incense at the temple, to the east of my shelter. Petojo Street, Number 13, in Batavia, Indonesia, where I lived, in between the rugged walls of Captain Lowenstein's house, a government worker, and the home of a Javanese man named Joko. Our shelter had no number nor postal code, only a metal sheet over our heads to keep us out of rainy days. 

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The Path to Grim Road

Published in December 2021 by TWENTY BELLOWS LITERARY

 

Before I was conceived, Yin-Yin knew me as a timeless truth.

 

I was the opposite of Grim. I was the hope, the wings of the dove, and the tall in the short lives of Denver. I was theirs in faith and I knew they needed me — the lost, the homeless, the sinners. One day soon, I would be born into reality here, forged here by Mallory, the priest of metallurgy and infused with the spirit of a child. Thus my name, as entitled by the maker and the daughter of a good soul. Yet, Grim was the darkness even in the darkest corner of the hellish plight. He was a skewed compass, a death mark. 

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Non-Fiction

 

Articles published for non-profit and philanthropic organizations

 

Sewall Child Development Center and Mile High United Way article

 

Longmont Times-Call Articles for local and community features

 

 

First Person Op-ed articles for Chalkbeat Colorado

 

Time to Toughen Anti-Bullying Laws

 

Domestic Violence and Schools

 

Memories of Gun Violence

 

Collaborative Healing for Colorado Schools after Shootings