The kind you’re born with, the kind you choose, the kind that teach Catholic school
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Born in Malaysia, Tinling Choong lives in Randolph, Vermont, and is a graduate student in Chinese literature at Yale. Her story in this issue is an excerpt from her small and forever-in-progress first novel. Creative ideas come to her easily when she is driving or standing in the shower. The problem is, neither occasion is a good time to write anything down.
“Sawadeekah. I am Ut. Number 32.” I have been saying this for two years now. Two longlonglong years. Enough to grow a callus in my private part.