People often struggle with their genders growing up. Most grow out—or, rather—into their pre-established identities. I didn’t.
Aren Lau is a half-HongKongese author of five finished novels, including one unpublished adventure series and half of a duology. A Posse Scholar and upcoming freshman at Middlebury College, studying history, he is currently a senior at Edward R. Murrow High School in Brooklyn, NYC. He wastes all his money on coffee instead of saving up for a publishing agent as he should, and is a huge fan of Wong Kar Wai, Neil Gaiman, and Tatsuki Fujimoto. He has hosted writing workshops at the Central Brooklyn Public Library and is a prose editor for the online magazine, The Verity Review. Aren's work has appeared in: Girls Write Now 2022 Anthology: Taking Root, HarperCollins 25th Anniversary Anthology, The Battle for the Right to Read What You Want: panel at Center for Brooklyn History & hosted by Brooklyn Public Library, The Murrow Magnet (‘21-‘22), Scholastic Gold Key in novel writing “Sage Lagoon” (2022), Gold Key for “The Stolen Solstice” (2023), Silver Key for “Oasis Zero” (2023)
“Mind Your Business” discusses various social justice issues with regard to people involving themselves in things that don’t concern them.
This a black out poem taken from pre-existing original prose regarding the failed revolution in Hong Kong.
Why does the world have to be round?