Asian Cha | Flickering Little Lights

My creative nonfiction piece “Flickering Little Lights” appears in the September 2015 issue of Cha: An Asian Literary JournalCha is an award-winning English online literary journal based in Hong Kong.

“Fireflies are called flickering lights (đom đóm) in Vietnamese. As a child in the Mekong Delta, my husband saw them darting around the …” Read the rest here.

18th century Japanese drawing of people capturing fireflies

Firefly viewing in 18th century Japan (“Hotarugari” by 丹羽桃渓 – 摂津名所図会). Children all over the world have captured fireflies, including my husband in Vietnam and myself in Minnesota.





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