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Owen Tucker is originally from Washington State, and graduated from Whitman College with a degree in Philosophy. He has lived in China since 2007 and is a writer and illustrator for, a China-focused blog. His stories have been published online in Word Riot and TravelMag.

Creative Nonfiction


Issue No. 172 ~ September, 2011

When the earthquake struck nearby Sichuan province that May, we did everything wrong; we did not leap from the one free window. We remained calm, sought out doorways and braced ourselves, hearing the windows rattle in their loose frames and the doors above slamming as the upstairs residents fled the building in fright.