Lucy Zhang

Lucy Zhang writes, codes and watches anime. Her work has appeared in West Branch, Threadcount, GASHER, Superstition Review and elsewhere, and was selected for Best Microfiction 2021 and Best Small Fictions 2021. She edits for Barren Magazine, Heavy Feather Review and Pithead Chapel. Find her at or on Twitter @Dango_Ramen.

Century Egg

I crack an egg, peel the shell, splice the jelly, expose the yolk—the color of unhealthy stool, I say.