If Jing is the nebulous future and Anjeel the immortal past, then they meet in the hopeful present.
Emily Peng is a class of 2023 mentee alum. During her time at Girls Write Now, she was a freshman in high school. She is an older sister to one brother. She loves reading, especially fantasy and sci fi, and one of her favorite series is "The Three Body Problem" by Cixin Liu. Other than reading, she loves math, and is on her school's math team! She wants to commit to writing and work on it consistently. Her other interests include knitting, crochet, and occasionally playing the piano.
As a long-time reader of science fiction and fantasy and an aspiring women-in-STEM, I find there is so much wonder to be had at the vastness of existence and the sheer possibilities that may unfold at every turn. The work shared in the 2023 anthology explores time and human-to-human connection, a love that isn't always romantic in nature but is just as valuable. This work made me experiment with story fragments, a non-linear format that I felt best suited the concept.