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Flash Fiction: Cock up

“Well, where is it?” said Comrade Whipp. The frustration and impatience he was trying and failing to mask seeped into his voice. “We were told this was a hall for venerating your ancestors, or some such feudal garbage. Where is … Continue reading

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Happy New Year, Respectful Happiness Emit Wealth, Ten Thousand Things As You Wish Them

Or, 新年快乐,恭喜发财,万事如意! (xin nian kuaile, gong xi fa cai, wan shi ru yi) As they say in China during the Spring Festival. It’s endlessly amusing to me how things sound perfectly reasonable in Chinese, but strangely pretentious or awkwardly majestic … Continue reading

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