Tag Archives: Rellie Liu

Grandma’s elevator

I slip through the cheap threads of your beaded curtain             the one with the shape of teardrops             whose color I can no longer recall and send the strings off on a chaotic little dance before stepping out. The milky hallway … Continue reading

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Ode to my “Garage”

You stood, at the end of a street lined with maple trees, where plucked dandelion stems lay abandoned under piles of glowing maple leaves, and weaved memories from our first encounter into the coffee-stained carpet by the front door. I … Continue reading

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The day when Jade decided to scorch her left arm

I was ten when I met Jade inside the dull blue, somewhat decrepit building of Liaoning’s provincial swim team training center. There, weary old stairs sighed under the weight of sore legs as they bore limp and lactic acid-filled bodies … Continue reading

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