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Excerpts from Reimagining ChinaTOwn: Speculative Fiction Stories from Toronto’s Chinatown(s) in 2050.  (Preface by Linda Zhang)

What would it look like for Chinatown to thrive instead of just survive? Who holds the right to decide how Chinatown’s future is more »

He was walking briskly along the travelator, pulling his suitcase behind him, when the thought appeared in his mind—what if it were possible to determine the exact date of our deaths?

Would he opt to remain in oblivion, living more »


This is how it may start to end,
round of applause for the chief exec
to exit, quaintly hugging
in a photo op her family,
handshake, flowers.

There is no such easy exit tho,
one side wants blood,
the other … more »


The graduation ceremony
had to end early, the chancellor
left with guards. Students
held signs in black gowns, saying,
“You can’t kill us all.”
How do we live up to that?

Inaudible, the sound of choice
midst human traffic.

These … more »

Originally from Calgary, Alberta, Jessalyn Wanlim, of Filipino and Chinese-Indonesian descent, pursued dance at the National Ballet School of Canada and furthered her artistic endeavors at The Juilliard School in New York. She is widely known for her roles in … more »


Don’t betray me,
his brow suggests
behind a covering.

I offer him a beer
as reconciliation,
which he refuses
in the presence of
cops. It’s not illegal
to drink publicly here,
I should mention.

I have sketched out
a park … more »

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