Pei Ying is an English, Creative Writing major. She enjoys occasionally writing short stories about people, relationships, and culture.
Flash Fiction & Short Stories
Faced with systemic oppression, two lovers choose a ritual called The Devouring and a world made from love.
Every new hire must don the skin of a beast and perform a violent ritual daily at this family-friendly theme park.
This microfiction charts the journey of a girl overwhelmed by expectations as wildfires rage around her.
As Elery adapts to her new job at the publishing firm, she looks back on her previous job at the local bookstore. The skills she gained stacking books may be more useful than she thought.
This story is about an artist’s love for the arts. It touches upon passing the baton to the next generation of creative individuals.
Based on the ending of a real friendship, this story is about what it means to let go of nostalgia.
An evocative piece of flash fiction meant to draw the reader into the author’s encounter with a so-called subway creep.
High school friends have a surprise encounter in an airport, a few years after graduating.
A short story about what happens when dreamers give in to hopelessness and futility.
Sitting in the Dominican countryside, known as El Campo, Agustina plays the guitar with her grandfather. She reflects on her time spent on the island and her anxiety surrounding her soon departure.
A short story I wrote about one of my favorite memories from summer that blurred into my favorite dreams.
Dissociative amnesia. One man and his wife.
A young girl’s father attempts to help her remember her mother’s voice.
A short story about the first step of what other people considered this woman’s breakdown.