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Michelle Ng Flat Foot 4_6_2015

When Cathedrals Crumble

Living with Flat Feet

“You ready?” my roommate asked me, pulling her coat on hurriedly. “I’m … I’m not sure I’m going to come, actually.” “Come on! How many times in your life will you get the chance to hear Seth Meyers speak?” she said, with a hand on the doorknob. “I don’t know if it’s worth it. It’s…

Michelle Ng Trigger Warning 4_1_15

short fictions and disturbances

a review of neil gaiman’s trigger warning

There are few narrative devices that are as delightful as the well-executed plot twist. There simply isn’t anything like the thrill of turning the page and being smacked in the face with a game-changing revelation, of discovering that you’ve been duped, that the good guy is actually the bad guy, or that everything you’ve read…

Michelle Ng Blind Date3_11_15

blind date

two ships passing in the night

“You’ve seriously never been on a blind date?” he asks me. Isaac is bothered by my lack of affinity for strangers. Last week, he managed to make three friends just on the two-block stroll between the subway stop and his apartment. I stood awkwardly by his side as he chatted them up and I pretended…