Writing

The Many Taste Grooves of the Chang Family

I am so excited to share my latest science fiction short story—The Many Taste Grooves of the Chang Family! I'm particularly proud of this one, maybe because it's so grounded in my own family. I wrote this specifically for Diabolical Plots' food themed submission window, and could not have been happier when it was accepted for publication there. I really love the types of stories they publish and am humbled and honored for my story to join their ranks!

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Writing

And Again, We Try

Hooray, I've got one more publication! Happy to share that I got 3rd place in If there's anyone left's micro-fiction contest. I wrote this story years ago but never felt like it was quite ready—something was missing. But then this micro-fiction contest came along, and I thought it'd be a good challenge to try to condense the story to something under 500 words. And condensing it made the story much tighter and work a lot better! Hope you enjoy!

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Writing

Breath of the Dragon King

I am so so excited to share that I've got a short story that will be appearing in Fantasy Magazine's October issue! It's my first ever pro sale, and I really couldn't be happier that it found a home over at Fantasy.

Read it here, or read more below for some thoughts that went into the story 🤗

Fantasy Magazine October cover art

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Engineering

The Peach Advocate

A coworker recently gave a talk on Enchanted Objects, a framework for designing objects that blend into an environment while also providing useful information through electrical components or a connection to the internet. Most devices we think of connecting to the internet use screens, but Enchanted Objects tend to be more grounded in familiar objects.

I was super inspired by the talk to build a thing that might fit this framework and this is what I came up with— the Peach Advocate.

Picture of the finished Peach Advocate

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Engineering

Integrating Etsy sale alerts to Discord

I wrote about how Jimmy and I integrated Etsy sale alerts into our Discord server so that all of our friends could give some 🥳 reacts when our friend makes an Etsy sale. Just part of a series of apps built for a highly specific purpose to spark some joy :)

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