My story “Funeral by the Arcade” from LETTERS FROM DINOSAURS up at AAWW’s The Margins

In video games, the fear of the sudden propels you forward. Not so in life.

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“Funeral by the Arcade”
by Leland Cheuk

“Eddie Wu and I weren’t close. I was just his English tutor. When his granddaughter informed me he’d been killed by a hit-and-run driver, I was sad and shocked, of course, but in an unsettled and detached manner—like one might react to news of the passing of a distant friend on Facebook. To my surprise, I was invited to the funeral in Monterey Park, where Eddie lived, my hometown.

On the morning of, I froze at the sight of my black suit hanging from a towel rod like a headless torso. My air passages narrowed.

I didn’t want to go.”

Read “Funeral by the Arcade” over at The Margins