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

To avoid eating breakfast, Hwei-ling often slips out of the house without so much as a good morning or good-bye. Her dieting and her twelve-hour workdays worry me. She places undue importance on her job.