Lucy Zhang

Lucy Zhang writes, codes, and watches anime. Her work has appeared in the SFWP Quarterly, Fractured Lit, The Conium Review, Contrary, New Delta Review and elsewhere. She is a finalist in Best of the Net 2020 and included in Best Microfiction 2021. She edits for Barren Magazine, Heavy Feather Review and Pithead Chapel. Find her at or on Twitter @Dango_Ramen.

Lucy Zhang: Growing Bones

There’s a miniature graveyard in the basement, where extra jugs of Wesson vegetable oil sit, where spelling workbooks whose pages have gone stale lay crushed under old Java textbooks and encyclopedias, where buckets of dried paint hide under the staircase, where a pillar is stained the tiniest brown, a smudge...