Nonfiction

Hong Kong Science

By Elizabeth Hay

Science gives some of us clear and logical explanations for phenomena that superficially appear to be chaotic. We calmly list the molecules and products, and balance equations; “energy” is not scary if we can predict and measure it.

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Poetry

November 2020

By Tammy Lai-Ming Ho

My mother’s eyes are dry but tears / sometimes find their way there. / The woman selling dead seafood keeps / wetting the lobsters with ice water / near the shore where tourists cheer and wave.

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Fiction

Lunch Special

By Mimi Wong

On screen, a woman dressed as a nurse hooked up a heart monitor to a man wearing only swim trunks. Meanwhile, another woman, this one in a string bikini, performed a lap dance. A male host announced that the man’s heart rate had jumped from 96 to 120.

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Translations

Three Poems by Louise Law

Translation by Jacqueline Leung

you pray your bitterness will never vanish never wit / her your bitterness is like the scorching sun is like your / bitterness just like your forsaken your viscid bitterness

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Translations

Chain-smokers

By Kay So / Translation by Jacqueline Leung

I worked as a night-shift cashier in Tokyo for a while. Customers who came late at night were usually regulars who always bought the same goods, especially cigarettes.

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