account_circle by Marko Fong
Marko Fong lives in Northern California and published most recently in Solstice Quarterly, Memoir (and), Brilliant Corners, Eclectica, and Grey Sparrow Journal. His fiction has been nominated twice for a Pushcart Prize.


Digging All the Way to California

Issue No. 176 ~ January, 2012

Like other twelve-year olds, the emperor has a taste for the unusual. A flock of geese fly overhead. It's a common enough sight in this part of China, but these geese are harnessed to a kite the size of a rice field. Thirteen eunuchs hold up a canopy that covers the emperor's sedan chair to keep their master from being bombarded by the offal from the geese.