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Maggie Shen King

MAGGIE SHEN KING’s short stories appear in ZYZZYVA, Fourteen Hills, and Asimov’s Science Fiction. Her manuscript Fortune’s Fools won second prize in Amazon’s 2012 Breakthrough Novel Award. Her debut novel, An Excess Male, will be published by Harper Voyager in September 2017.

A House of Her Own

I stretch the stick of dough as I slide it into sizzling oil, all the while keeping an ear out for my daughter-in-law. To avoid eating breakfast, Hwei-ling often slips out of the house without so much as a good…