Aster Yan Cheng

Creative Nonfiction

Be Death an Option Because It Is Not

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After nigiri, he took the black stone. He wins more when he plays black; I felt happy for him.
The game begins at half past nine. Each player has three hours. If they exceed the time limit... [+]

Qualified Long Story Short Award Fall 2020 - Creative Nonfiction
Short Fiction

The First Word of the World

She sat by her master’s bedside. The master wizard had been badly injured by the undead during the day’s battle and would likely not survive the night.
“Come here, I have one last thing to... [+]

Qualified Long Story Short Award Fall 2020 - Short Fiction
Poetry

Two Ways to Attempt the Murder

One is to wish that she hadn’t been in bed,
(But she was, which is the other way)
Then she... [+]

Qualified Long Story Short Award Fall 2020 - Poetry