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The Alchemy Press Book of Urban Mythic

Here is an interview with me about The Alchemy Press Book of Urban Mythic!

Urban Mythic: Zen Cho Interviewed

I talk about my story THE FISH BOWL and refuse to play favourites among the writers on my Malaysian SFF in English list.

The Alchemy Press Book of Urban Mythic was launched at World Fantasy Con last weekend, so you can now buy it at Amazon and Amazon UK. My story is about a stressed out teenage girl who is granted three wishes by a mysterious fish possessed of ill intentions.

The koi’s mouth opened and closed, an intermittent surprised O. Its white skin was so smooth it seemed scaleless. It would feel like silken tofu if you touched it. Seen from above, the fish’s one eye looked heavy-lidded and wise.

“Are you a magical fish or a door-to-door salesman?” Su Yin whispered.

Trigger warning for self-harm. I don’t usually put trigger warnings on my stories (though let me know if you think I should on any of the others!), but this story contains depictions of actions that read like self-harm, though there’s probably room for differing interpretations.

After this I only have a “meet cute” story in Fixi Novo’s Love in Penang anthology, and then I don’t have any new individual short stories coming out anywhere for a couple of years lor. Which is a natural consequence of shifting my focus to longer stories, but I dunno if that’s a good strategy or not. Only time will tell, I guess!


3 thoughts on “The Alchemy Press Book of Urban Mythic

  1. That’s a great interview, and now that the book is out on Amazon (yesssss shipping in the US) I will definitely be getting it <3 and I am really looking forward to reading your story!

    (P.S. I am (also) Yumiyoshi from DW! I just thought I should actually comment on your official platform one of these days.)

  2. Pingback: Love in Penang: cover reveal and my story DOUBLE-BLIND | Zen Cho

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