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Vanessa Hua, author of Deceit and Other Possibilities, is a columnist at the San Francisco Chronicle. She received a Rona Jaffe Writers' Award, the San Francisco Foundation’s Phelan Award for Fiction, and Steinbeck Fellowship in Creative Writing. For nearly two decades, she has been writing about Asia and the diaspora, filing stories from China, Burma, Panama, South Korea, and Ecuador. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, The Atlantic, ZYZZYVA, Guernica and elsewhere.


The Shot

Issue No. 236 ~ January, 2017

With the whistle of mortar fire, the golf ball strafed their heads and landed with a thunk on the green. Sam ducked, along with the two players in his group. He stared at the foursome behind them, resisting the impulse to hurl the ball into …